Chicago Mayor Creates New ID so that Illegal Immigrants can get Welfare without Risking Repatriation

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defied President Donald Trump and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) back in November stating that illegal aliens had a home in Chicago. Now, he is taking things a step further. In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ warning that sanctuary cities, like Chicago, could lose taxpayer money that is funneled through bureaucracy via the central government for harboring illegal immigrants, the mayor has decided to push for a new plan to create an identification card that would specifically be used to make sure illegal aliens in the city could get welfare benefits with minimal risk to repatriation.

Emanuel pushed City Clerk Anna Valencia to move up the municipal ID’s time frame of one year to take care of those who are in the city illegally with taxpayer money. They will do this by not asking about immigration status and only minimal information about the person desiring the ID.

According to Ms. Valencia’s website, the ID will be “an optional, valid, government-issued ID that they can then use to access a range of services from both the private and public sectors.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

“It’s going to capture just the name and the date of birth. It’s not going to capture an address,” said a source familiar with the program who asked to remain anonymous to avoid upstaging the mayor and the clerk.

“Applicants will also be able to self-designate their gender, which will be huge to the transgender and LGBTQ community. And it’s not just for undocumented individuals. It’s for people with disabilities and people who are homeless or victims of domestic violence” who will be able to designate an alternative address.

The barebones approach outlined in the ordinance follows San Francisco’s lead and avoids the problems that accompanied New York City’s version of a municipal ID, the source said.

“In the San Francisco model, applicants bring in the documents to prove someone’s identity. They hand them over to specially trained individual who can review the documents and then hand them back,” the source said. “In New York right now, they are retaining the address. We’re not going to retain any of that information that’s handed to us regarding the address.”

The next step is to issue a request for proposal for the security-laced technology portion of the program and identify ancillary benefits that might be tied a municipal ID. Those benefits may include access to banks, cultural institutions and pharmacies that offer discounts.

On the one hand, this ID is for everyone and is not asking for a lot of information, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, if the goal is identification, how in the world does this actually accomplish the desired results?

Furthermore, if people can “self-designate their gender,” how does this help anyone identify the person accurately? How are people supposed to be accurately identified for welfare if they can just make themselves up as they go along? Chicago isn’t even requiring they have an address!

One million dollars has been allocated in the 2017 budget for the program. The first ID’s are scheduled to be issued by the end of 2017.

“At a time when many communities are experiencing setbacks or attacks on their rights, the Chicago Municipal ID program is an initiative where cities can lead by example in reducing barriers, increasing access to opportunities and empowering residents,” Valencia said in a press release.

“An individual’s background should never be a barrier to participating in the economic, social or cultural life of Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “With this program we ensure that all Chicago residents have the identification they need to access vital services.”

Really? Even though they are breaking the law while “participating in the economic, social or cultural life of Chicago”?

Chicago stands to lose a lot of money in its defiance of immigration law. According to the report put out by OpenThe, Chicago received the second highest amount of federal funding on a per capita basis. The city received $5.3 billion in FY2016 from the central government via taxpayers.

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This seems like a tremendous amount of wasteful spending on a program that actually doesn’t identify anyone. Good luck with that Chicago.

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost

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  1. Go to George Webb youtube channel. These people are here because it’s profitable, in more ways than you might imagine.

  2. Americans are tired of being told that border security equals xenophobia, improved vetting of refugees equals Islamophobia and criticizing socialism equals racism (simply because identity-groups renamed it “Social Justice”).

    Just as it’s wrong to assume guilt based on ethnicity, religion or political views, so it’s equally wrong to assume innocence based on those same factors.

    Either we’re equal under the law regardless of identity group status or we’re not.

  3. I can not help but wonder how much money people like this Mayor make off of illegals . . Because that’s the only way I can see them favoring criminals over their law abiding citizens . Politics is alkl about how much money they can steal .

  4. open front of GOD and the World…Amazing…Robespierre where are You!?..where are the American Patriots? ANYBODY…???

  5. That bastard needs to be thrown out of our country !!!!!!!!!!!!!! He does NOT deserve to be here !

  6. I would think this violates the immigration laws. Give the little bastards money to inflitrate our country, register to vote as long as it is liberal democrat, and you can stay in our Sanctuary City.

    Sounds like RICCO in Voting act also.

  7. So the Mayors of Large Sanctuary Cites are allowed to make their own Laws to Help Illegal and Undocumented Refugees???Then Ask the Federal Government for help because they can’t feed, House or give Medical Help to them??Just like the Old Drug Commercials on TV…Just say NO..The Arrogance and stupidity of these people is Amazing.

    • HEY enlightened one…they are NOT Refugees!!!.. try ILLEGAL CRIMINAL MEXICAN INVADERS and their FauX citizen fake Spawn…no wonder this country’s FUCKED!

  8. Let’s face it America, Rahm Emanuel was a turd in the White House, and he remains
    a turd as mayor of Chicago, following in the footsteps of his worthless, Black hero, the
    half-baked Mulatto of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of an ex-Muslim POTUS. In Emanuel’s
    own words, and should be enforced by our 45th POTUS, “NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE,” therefore, it should be publicly imparted how our 45th POTUS is going to get rid of this worthless, half-baked turd of a Communist Mayor, and others similar to him, and how our 45th POTUS will cut all funds to the windy-city. Our 45th POTUS needs to maintain strict adherence to his words of wisdom in his fight against sanctuary cities. I would like to become privy to how sanctuary cities are possible in the United States, because there is no mention in our Constitution how cities can collude with, and protect the criminal element, when in reality, the U.S. is a law-abiding nation? How is a
    sanctuary city, beneficial to the city, and the United States, when these criminals are
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    • Very good point Dennis, ‘NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE’! This article will be forwarded to the White House Web Site, as Chicago needs to be made an ‘example’ of what happens when you defy those in charge! This CRIMINAL MAYOR, Rahm Emanuel, needs to be seeing immediate JUSTICE behind bars!
      America is NOT the WELFARE PROVIDER for ILLEGAL REFUGEES! Further more, Charities are receiving money for importing refugees that are UNVETTED AND WITH DISEASE, giving them LONG TERM SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS that a working American would find hard to receive and we are all being FORCED to pay for this. Time to SHUT DOWN THESE CHARITIES as they are abusing our system and tax payers money to the extreme that will cause a collapse of our financial support nationwide.

  9. WON’T matter much, the illegals won’t be there too much longer and NEITHER will
    the ugly lefturd idiot mayor!!

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  10. Take their funding. No Rule of Law, No Money. Hope the Citizens of Chicago wise up and kick every Dem a$$ out of there.

  11. Sessions needs to act sooner rather than later. It’s getting to be more like the wild west with states overriding every government law and pushing the liberal agenda to the point that some states just may decide staying in the US is not for them. We’ll see a Calexit, Texit and more. Start defunding these states and arresting their leaders for breaking the law of the land. Make an example of them to warn others of the consequences of defying the President and the Congress (which has some members who are openly encouraging this rogue behavior). Anyone who pays taxes and is fed up should have the option to denote where their taxes are being used.

  12. If a mere mayor Rahm Emanuel of a great city can defy the President and the Justice Department without repercussions then it should be obvious that rule of LAW is at an end in the USA

    Illegals are called ILLEGAL because they had entered the USA without due process and yet Rahm and all the leftists would rather support illegals than millions of law abiding foreigners waiting in line to enter the USA LEGALLY at great cost in time and money

    The allegiance of Rahm and leftists is based on DEPRAVED morality and INJUSTICE and the American people can if they put their fingers where their mouths are by e mailing, writing letters and or WITHHOLDING paying TAX for illegals

    President Trump cannot succeed ALONE in implementing his promises to Americans if “We the People” sit yet again on their back side and not be pro active.

    Only “We the People” have the power to move MOUNTAINS if and when they act together

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