Calling federal immigration raids a "scare tactic" designed to intimidate "the new civil rights movement," the [Chicago] City Council on Wednesday demanded a moratorium on sweeps while Congress debates a new immigration policy.This Sun-Times shows which side it's on in the following two paragraphs:
Twenty-six immigrants employed by IFCO Systems in McKinley Park were arrested last week and taken to an INS office in Broadview. The Chicago workers were among 1,100 people arrested nationwide.Instead of "immigrants", the correct term would be either "illegal aliens" or "alleged illegal aliens". The use of the word "workers" could be seen as either a legitimate attempt not to keep using the same words over and over, or as a subliminal way to convey that "they're just here to work". And, of course, the INS no longer exists and is now BICE. They make the same mistake later in the article, so one wonders at their knowledge of this issue. Then, of course, there are the emotionally-laden words in the last paragraph.
They were released on their own recognizance after terrified family members and church leaders came to their rescue.
"I see this heartbreak every day. I see folks [who] have children born in America and have the possibility of being deported back to the country where their grandparents" were born, [Rules Committee Chairman Richard Mell (33rd)] said.There are only two ways to end the "heartbreak": either declare completely open borders and give citizenship away to anyone who asks, or enforce our immigration laws. What the alderman want will just lead to millions more illegal aliens and more "heartbreak".
Immigration · Thu, 04/27/2006 - 07:41 · Importance: 1