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Now -- this new political challenge over immigration this time in the president's hometown of Chicago.
And the county of Cook County president Obama's former chief of staff now the mayor in Chicago has proposed an ordinance that runs counter to federal immigration policy.
His message to.
Illegals in this city is this he had no criminal record.
Being part of -- community.
Is not a problem for -- we want to welcome you to the city of Chicago.
That was true for my grandfather my mother's -- it's true for my father.
When they came to Chicago.
Now Republicans accuse the Obama administration of a double standard since it sued Arizona.
Over its immigration effort but so far is not taken any action in Illinois.
Arizona congressman -- twelve member of both the house homeland security and judiciary committees and he's from the state of Arizona sir how you doing today good morning.
Do well -- -- I'm doing fine thank you for that you've got a problem with this what's the issue for you.
Well the problem here is it's a -- double standard of what's going on not just what.
Mayor Manuel said but Cook County has a policy that's been in place.
For over eleven months that won't turn over -- -- and all illegal aliens to ice for deportation ice is actually.
Notified Homeland Security DOJ saying there's a huge problem.
But they won't take any actions against them and if you recall very quickly after.
-- -- -- -- their immigration law that actually followed.
Federal law Eric Holder an apology on -- were out in and against it in the filed a lawsuit in two months and now they're quite as first vice.
Now well he said in that clip we just ran there that -- if you wanna for criminal record we'll take action but what what you're suggesting is that he will not.
Well in this is a little bit different this is actually Cook County he's talking about -- in Chicago and Cook County they're not actually turning over.
Criminal illegal aliens that they're holding in their jails.
Because they're not complying with the secure communities that was put forth in 2000 LIC so there are fit they're more offensive in your -- in the city.
Well it's it's both his bat if you're gonna actually not.
Help federal law enforcement officers.
Actually enforce federal laws -- what's the good of having federal laws that this is actually.
I think just watching what the president is done.
Emanuel is just following his former boss and really just playing into that whole roll and it's not the right thing to do for our country what you've spoken to the head of the immigration.
Customs enforcement agents.
What what is their position on this.
-- -- -- we had director Morton.
In our subcommittee on the border last week.
And he said that he is actually brought this up that Cook County says that this is extraordinarily dangerous.
Brought it up to DOJ brought it up to that chain of homeland security and we haven't heard a thing.
But if you remember two months after -- Arizona passed a law that actually geared federal law.
You had that -- on a coming out.
Holder coming out in the hadn't read the law and then they filed a lawsuit against Arizona.
But here they're not doing anything that and this is actually extraordinarily dangerous -- contrary to federal law.
I know you -- To double standard here is used pointed out here and he's pushing for this initiative we'll see whether or not it becomes law there whether or not the feds take action.
What the mayor contends there was -- -- -- a crime wave in Chicago.
And we have watched this develop over the last few months what he is suggesting that as -- feet.
If he proposes this ordinance that immigrants illegals are much more encouraged to cooperate with police.
Now that is what he has said in part.
Do you agree with that argument.
No I don't I think I believe in what Giuliani did when you're talking about the broken window problem where -- actually tackled a small issues in the small crimes.
That's gonna seep into the culture.
But they're gonna actually enforce all the bigger crimes as well yes Chicago does have a huge crime problem and Emanuel should be focusing on that -- -- shouldn't just be letting people who were breaking the law.
Get off Scot free.
And we have actually not cooperating with ice we're gonna follow what we'll see what happened comes -- this because the City Council we are told in Chicago where -- -- pick up this ordinance.
A bit later in the month but thank you Ben -- health.
-- -- from Arizona where -- from the hill thank you sir.
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