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Secret Rahm memo to Clinton: Step up attack on immigrants. Be Nixon on crime.

June 20, 2014

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The twelve-year limit on secrecy in the Clinton White House is over.

Now we get to see what Rahm told Clinton in the privacy of the Oval Office.

It’s not the image Rahm probably wants to have out there leading up to the 2015 election for Chicago Mayor.

But here it is.

A Nov. 20, 1996 memo from Emanuel to Clinton after Clinton won his second term.

“This is great,” Clinton wrote on the memo

Emanuel called for the President to expand immigration hearings in Illinois and six other states “to claim and achieve record deportations of criminal aliens.”

“The GOP Congress wants to fight the immigration issue out on government benefits. You want to take it to them on the workplace. The INS should be directed to expand the VIS to key industries, beyond meat-packers and poultry. Halfway through your term you want to claim a number of industries free of illegal immigrants.”

Emanuel told Clinton to use the  National Guard “to secure key metropolitan areas along the border.”

Clinton liked the idea.

The memo included a one-month moratorium on naturalization of immigrants “to review past files for criminal misconduct.”

Emanuel recommended Clinton take a page from the corrupt law-breaking Nixon administration.

“Since Nixon’s Law and Order campaign, crime has been a staple in the GOP platform,” he said. “Over the past four years, your policies have redefined the issue and allowed Democrats to achieve parity. The question you now face is how do we build on the last four years?”

13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2014 8:05 am

    Waiting on the separate education memo.

  2. Ricardo Flores Magon permalink
    June 20, 2014 12:40 pm

    80% of the 2,000,000 “criminals” without papers deported by Rahm ally, Barak O’bomber were guilty of misdemeanor infractions like jaywalking or failure to pay a parking ticket. ESTAMOS HASTA LA MADRE.

    • March 1, 2015 10:39 pm

      Wow, *clever* name-calling. Obviously you are someone who commands respect and not some 4th grader. #snickersnicker

  3. June 20, 2014 2:00 pm

    Good that you published this. It’s so difficult to get my friends among the Democrats to believe that these things are actually happening. They simply don’t want to believe it.

  4. June 20, 2014 5:36 pm

    Reblogged this on chrislaracruz.

  5. amr71 permalink
    June 21, 2014 1:14 pm

    Two reprehensible men.

  6. PopeRatzo permalink
    June 21, 2014 3:13 pm

    We in Chicago are cursed with horrible mayors. They’re just terrible people.

  7. Julia Grey permalink
    June 24, 2014 10:11 am

    I know we’ll get tons of sympathetic and enthusiastic pro-immigration memos out of the Bush White House when the time comes.

    They’ll be SO much better than these guys on the issue. No, really.

    • Fred Klonsky permalink*
      June 24, 2014 10:13 am

      Hmmm. The current administration has set the record on deportations.

      • July 2, 2014 1:38 pm

        That’s ’cause he had the same advisor!

      • March 2, 2015 11:11 am

        Could it be that there just are more of this population?


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