Serwatka says “NO” to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

An email from Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka:

Today, I was asked by Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, via his representative from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, to consider adopting a resolution in the Village of Lakewood calling on our Governor and the State of Illinois to establish a “Bill of Rights” for undocumented (illegal) individuals covered by the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) Policy which will be rescinded in six months. This “Bill of Rights” would guarantee additional protections for so-called “Dreamers” against deportation as well as access to state scholarships/financial aid and state certifications/license needed for certain jobs.

Some of the salient features of this Resolution include:
* Ensuring that undocumented “Dreamers” can remain in their jobs
* Strengthening deportation protections for undocumented “Dreamers”
* Tightening protections in the newly-passed Illinois Trust Act
* Allowing more undocumented “Dreamers” to go to college

Mayor Emanuel also asked that I, as President of the VIllage of Lakewood, join him in signing a letter to the Governor which includes similar language to what is used in the resolution and press release.

I want to make clear that I declined both!

I will not move on adopting Mayor Emanuel’s Resolution in our village nor will I join Mayor Emanuel in signing his letter to the Governor.

I think you will find that my position on this issue is fully in step with another measure the Village of Lakewood took earlier this Spring, when we began implementing “E-Verify“.
If you are unaware, E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

The program was authorized by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA). In short, employers submit information taken from a new hire’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) through E-Verify to the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the information matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

RedTail golf carts head in.

While I can not say with certainty the reasons, after notifying our seasonal employees of the new implementation of the E-Verify program this Spring, we did have a few seasonal golf course employees elect not to submit applications for re-hire this year.

While I understand this is the sort of “political hot potato” that municipal leaders typically avoid publicizing for fear of “backlash no matter what.”

I believe it’s important that residents are aware of these issues, that residents know that their elected leaders are in fact making these decisions and that they understand their elected leaders decisions/positions on these important issues.

As always, your thoughts, questions and concerns are always welcome and always valued.


Comments

Serwatka says “NO” to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 19 Comments

  1. Battle lines are being drawn.

    Thank you, Mr. Serwatka for choosing the correct side.

  2. Hip hip hooray! Serwatka shows the way!

    But will the Hillary-backer Jett, Mayor o’ McHenry, follow suit, or will he be another rat?

  3. Serwatka one of those rare elected officials who actually says what he means, means what he says, and acts accordingly.

    Hats off to you Paul!

  4. The Final Judgment Day will not be avoided by anyone. This promise not to be a fun one for this mayor. Thanks Chicago Mayor Emanuel for the invitation. Shame on the Lakewood village president. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  5. “While I can not(sic) say with certainty the reasons, after notifying our seasonal employees of the new implementation of the E-Verify program this Spring, we did have a few seasonal golf course employees elect not to submit applications for re-hire this year.”

    But you were lawfully making the required Social Security deductions from their paychecks, and applying those deductions towards whatever SS# they provided you, right?

    And you do realize that the Social Security Administration has been quite able to detect Social Security number fraud since 1996, right? You realize that if these seasonal employees gave you a questionable SS#(a 10 year old child that died in 1980, or a 90 year old retiree in Idaho), the village’s office would have had to answer some difficult questions, right?

    And you do realize that a shaved monkey would be able to FOIA your roster of 2016 seasonal employees, and compare that to your 2017 roster(which the monkey would also FOIA), and get a good idea of who you’re talking about, right?

    And you do realize that your “I can not(sic) say with certainty” is going to being utterly useless to you in a defamation lawsuit, right?

    These are all rhetorical questions. You are one stupid motherfucker, Paul. When Jack Schaffer finally steps in front of an inbound Metra train, you can take over as McHenry County’s dumbest Republican.

  6. Good job, Paul.

    Your risk of losing a defamation lawsuit over this matter is right up there with your risk of being attacked by a shark in Lake Michigan.

  7. Serwatka one of those rare elected officials who actually says what he means, means what he says, and acts accordingly.

    Hats off to you Paul!

  8. we will see come Monday morning, how many dreamers are out there cutting lawns. trimming bushes, blocking driveways, if they are out and about then your statements are clearly for show.

    Now prove what tyou say and clear the roads

  9. Thanks for standing up for the LEGAL citizens everywhere, Paul !

    Rahm is a bully and a coward, do not fear him or that other POS Dick “Dirtbag” Durbin.

  10. No RAHMERICA in Lakewood Village.

    A rejection of pre civil war doctrine of Federal nullification reintroduced by John C Calhoun Rauner.

    How Constitutional of you Paul….

  11. What will it take for patriotic Americans to demand from the mostly left wing, the Democrat Party and corrupt left wing and fake media to STOP referring to illegal aliens and illegal immigrants as “UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS” and undocumented immigrants?

    It is the useful idiots and the ignorant people among us that stupidly accept the terms used by the mostly left wing media.

    That media includes the national tv networks, prominent newspapers and all of the tv news and radio stations of the Chicago area.

  12. Thank you Paul Serwatka. In total agreement with you and I hope Mayor Shepley follows your lead.

  13. Are the insults such as those posted by ‘John Lovaas’ an indication of a need for medical attention / court ordered intervention?

  14. Questioning? I have never been able to decipher most of that person’s comments. Consider just walking around them.

  15. Wow, someone with a functioning spine, not like Rhinert or Gottemoller!

  16. What a joke. This guy Serwatka makes like $100 a month and he is trying to assert himself on Rahm.

    Like to see you do that with Crystal Lake, then when you need Shepley to bail you out over another screw up of yours he will tell you to shove it up your ads.

    The only people that don’t want the dreamers here are people that feel like they don’t measure up or they can’t compete with them.

    I love it when people in this town will say or do dispicable things just to save $100.

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