CNN’s Bash to Rahm Emanuel: I Don’t Remember You Complaining About Deportations When Dems Were in Charge
BASH: "I want to start with some statistics. Immigration related arrests are up 38 percent under President Trump but deportations were actually higher during the first four months of last year when President Trump was still in office and I don’t remember you complaining about deportations when the Democrats were in charge, so why now?"
EMANUEL: "I think you meant President Obama, but that said, the whole purpose here, the kids that go to our schools, the DREAMers, all the kids, we have 140 languages spoken in our schools. Those kids and their families are frightened and it’s incumbent as a city, whether you’re from Ireland or India, Poland or Pakistan, Mexico or Moldova, where my grandfather came from, those children are part of the Chicago family and their parents are working incredibly hard, they sacrifice, they struggle so their kids could not only come to a place called America, but specifically Chicago."