Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A bad old echo to deportation from Chicago

Chicago aldermen pass a resolution against deportations that would separate families from their U.S. citizen members, or from children who would benefit from the DREAM Act. Supporter Edward M. Burke "noted that in the 1850s, the City Council voted to prohibit law enforcement officials from cooperating with U.S. marshals then tracking down fugitive slaves. The immigration issue is a similar issue of 'compassion and morality,' Burke said."

(Via the Siskind immigration newsletter.)

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