Note from Peter LaBarbera, publisher of this Republicans For Morality site (formerly Republicans For Family Values):
Here is an important item I just posted on my personal Facebook page, in advance of a story I’m writer for Illinois Family Action. It references the FOIA’d emails and email exchange below pertaining to outgoing DuPage County Sherrif John Zeruba’s February 17, 2017 decision to stop cooperating with ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) detainer requests. Kent Kouba, whose name appears at the top of the emails, handles FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests for the Sheriff’s Office. DuPage County, west of Chicago, was once considered a Republican stronghold, but Democrats have made substantial inroads and Hillary Clinton easily beat Donald Trump there in 2016. This story is developing:
From Peter LaBarbera’s Facebook page, March 7, 2018: Hey all, here is a local scoop from “Law and Order” DuPage County, Illinois, a once solidly conservative county west of Chicago. Just a teaser, as I’m writing a piece for IL Family Action on this. A year ago, DuPage’s (Republican) Sheriff, John Zaruba, instituted a new policy of NON-COOPERATION with ICE (US Immigration & Customs Enforcement) detainers. These are basically ICE’s requests to hold arrested illegals (in jail) for a short, extra period (no longer than 48 hours) so ICE can vet and potentially deport them. Obviously, it’s much easier to detain and deport a criminal illegal alien who is ALREADY IN JAIL than to find and arrest him out in his community.
Now here’s the kicker: Zaruba made this change the day after his office was protested by far-left pro-illegal-immigration activists (DuPage Progressives, Green Party, etc)! [See graphic below.] As far as I can tell, this Zaruba order caving on ICE detainers was not debated nor even reported–these emails came out through a FOIA request. (Months later, our RINO Gov. Rauner did something similar for the ENTIRE state of Illinois–outraging conservatives.) So now Republicans are saying we should NOT help ICE deport illegal aliens who are jailed or arrested for criminal activity? What do you think about this, especially you DuPage and IL citizens?