Jan Schakowsky

Illinois Democrats express 'disbelief' at Trump immigration order

Illinois Democrats express 'disbelief' at Trump immigration order

Chicago-area Democratic politicians sharply criticized the Trump administration Saturday after more than a dozen travelers were taken into custody at O'Hare International Airport to enforce the president’s executive order on immigration related to seven majority-Muslim countries. 

Late Saturday, a federal judge in New York barred deportations nationwide, and lawyers aiding the O’Hare travelers said all of them had been set free.

In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sharply challenged President Donald Trump's order.

“Today's actions have tarnished America’s standing as a beacon of hope for the free world, and there has been scant credible and...

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