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Rahm Emanuel

Currently running for mayor of Chicago Formerly was Barack Obama's chief of staff, a U.S. Representative from Illinois, and former senior advisor to Bill Clinton. Strong supporter of public service, including of the mandatory kind. Somewhat opposed by far-left bloggers (such as FireDogLake) and others because he realizes how an open-borders stance is a political loser.

Last modified Feb 21, 2011
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Democratic Convention speakers list and immigration - 09/03/12

... the anti-American DREAM Act * Rahm Emanuel - Chicago Mayor not good on immigration, but not as bad as others * Barney Frank - Massachusetts Congressman among other things, voted to let banks accept the Matricula Consular card, which is almost always an indicator that the bearer is an illegal alien * Eva Longoria - Obama Campaign Co-Chair * John Hickenlooper - Colorado Governor strong illegal...

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

... also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting. You could go to a roll call".

Mexico's Calderon meets Obama, proposes "strategic alliance"; immigration; NAFTA - 01/12/09

... meeting included Arturo Sarukhan, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Jones, and Lawrence Summers. Calderon also met with Nancy Pelosi and others from Congress today; a statement from Silvestre Reyes is here. Needless to say, they also discussed amnesty. UPDATE: Per this, Calderon told Bush in a later meeting, "We have always been willing to revise aspects" of NAFTA. And, this translates eluniversal.com.mx/notas/...

Obama transition releases report on staff contacts with Rod Blagojevich - 12/23/08

... Jarrett); and December 20, 2008 (Rahm Emanuel). Hugh Hewitt thinks the order of questioning doesn't seem right. Per the report, Obama "had no contact or communication with Governor Blagojevich or members of his staff about the Senate seat". However, BHO used David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel to communicate a list of "qualified candidates" to Rod Blagojevich after Valerie Jarrett pulled out of the...

Sun-Times: Rahm Emanuel had direct contact with Blagojevich over Senate seat - 12/19/08

... Obama's incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previously reported, the Sun-Times has learned. Emanuel had direct discussions about the seat with Gov. Blagojevich, who is is accused of trying to auction it to the highest bidder. Emanuel talked with the governor in the days following the Nov. 4 election and pressed early...

Rahm Emanuel helped legalize criminal immigrants to get Bill Clinton voters - 12/16/08

... official who attended meetings with Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel was a White House aide says the hard-charging Democrat relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes for President Clinton ahead of the 1996 presidential election. ...Emanuel coordinated with Hispanic community organizers in Chicago to rubberstamp immigrants for citizenship, the INS official said in an...

Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel want mandatory community service?; contradicts earlier statements; 100 hours/year in college - 11/07/08

... chief of staff and Representative Rahm Emanuel said: It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community...

DailyKos discovers McCain $50 lettuce canard, that "jobs Americans won't do" is false - 08/21/08

Remember almost two and half years ago when John McCain said how Americans wouldn't pick lettuce even if they were paid $50 an hour? Since then it's become part of his lore, at least from those who oppose illegal immigration. And, remember how endless hacks trotted out the "jobs Americans won't do" lie, which many of those same opponents said was false? Well, it took them a while, but the...

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 08/15/08

... Barack Obama; U.S. Representatives Rahm Emanuel, Luis Gutierrez, and Jan Schakowsky; and Illinois state Senators Miguel del Valle and Martin Sandoval (Immigrants at crossroads, Barack Obama at May 1 Chicago march). All of those elected officials are members of the Democratic Party, and Sandoval is also a member of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad advisory council. 5. One of the sponsors of one...

Barack Obama's "civilian national security force" (????) - 07/12/08

... And see these: Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel want mandatory community service?; contradicts earlier statements; 100 hours/year in college Obama spins Civilian National Security Force as for Iraq rebuilding Brooks Jackson/FactCheck spins Obama's Civilian National Security Force

Seven reasons Kos (DailyKos) can't be trusted on immigration (+Quinnipiac University poll) - 03/27/08

... News, the federal government, and Rahm Emanuel are selling." Obviously, he's extremely confused. During the big push for amnesty - the one that was blocked by the American public - Fox News was largely silent. Lou Dobbs seems to support some form of attrition rather than the mass deportations possibly (once again, it's ambiguous) implied by the last poll choice. And, of course, the Bush...

Flor Crisostomo: the new Elvira Arellano (sanctuary at Adalberto United Methodist Church) - 01/27/08

... strike and protested in front of Rahm Emanuel's office, claiming he wasn't being "democratic" enough for her. That protest may have been the one organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which is headed by someone linked to the Mexican government. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) offered a private relief bill for her, Arellano, and several others (H.R. 2182, link). She was part...

Nutroots: Blue America PAC joins with Mexico-linked group to support illegal immigration (anti-Rahm Emanuel) - 11/14/07

... has apparently decided to make Rahm Emanuel look mainstream by comparison. They're launching a campaign to "fight for the soul of the Democratic Party on immigration issue", i.e., to support massive illegal immigration and an amnesty [1]. Their first ad accuses Emanuel of "betraying" "immigrants" by not opposing the deportation of someone. While her case isn't explained - they usually aren't, at...

Howie Klein/FireDogLake promotes Josh Hoyt/ICIRR - 11/10/07

... to pander to: Two weeks ago (Rahm Emanuel) sent a DCCC-connected candidate training a video of himself haranguing congressional candidates to "move right" on immigration or risk defeat at the hands of Republicans... While walking the picket line at the WGA strike at Fox today Jane and I came up with the idea of inviting Emanuel over to FDL to ask him why he thinks adopting Tom Tancredo's...

H.R.1645 Summary, Co-Sponsors, Full Text (Flake, Gutierrez, HR1645, STRIVE Act) - 03/24/07

The official summary of the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy ("STRIVE Act", aka HR1645, aka H.R. 1645, aka HR 1645, aka the "Flake-Gutierrez Massive Illegal Alien Amnesty of 2007") is here. The full text and other details are available here.

Can Barack Obama answer this? - 02/25/07

... at the May 1 rally: U.S. Reps. Rahm Emanuel, Jan Schakowsky, and Luis Gutierrez. The last also spoke at the March 10 event, as did Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and Chicago mayor Richard Daley. Here's the question: You spoke at the May 1, 2006 illegal immigration march in Chicago. Some of the key organizers of that march have links to the Mexican government and Mexican political parties....

Immigrants at crossroads - 02/24/07

... Barack Obama (D-Ill.), U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) and state Sen. Miguel del Valle (D-Chicago). 12 p.m. -- Marchers will leave Union Park and head to Grant Park. Their route: east on Randolph Street to Haymarket Square, south on Desplaines Street, east on Jackson Boulevard, south on Columbus Drive, ending at Lower Hutchinson Field near Balbo Drive. 2 p.m. -- Rally begins at Lower Hutchinson...

Democrats demand: let's jump together on immigration "reform" - 01/26/07

One of the many lies told by immigration "reform" supporters is that their massive amnesty has widespread public support.