Figures. One of the Radical Groups Organizing Against Trump in Chicago Was “Refugee Rights” Group
The Daily Caller listed the radical groups that organized protests against Donald Trump in Chicago. One of the groups is a radical refugee rights group.
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works with hard left Democrats and Socialists in the Chicago area.
— IL Immigrant Rights (@icirr) March 11, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Watch reported:
One group is the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). (Note the Daily Caller reporter has garbled the name.) But below and here is what the DC says of a group we have reported on many times over the years. (See our lengthy archive on ICIRR here.)
I can’t emphasize enough that ICIRR and its companion groups, like the ones in Tennessee and Massachusetts, are not driven by ‘humanitarian’ zeal, but are hard left community agitation groups working to change America by changing the people!
This radical leftist group, specializing in immigration, is a more extreme version of the far left version of National Council on La Raza in Illinois.
The group was featured in an article profiling some of the groups intending to protest Trump’s rally in the left-wing website, Progress Illinois on March 8 entitled “New Americans Hit The Polls In Chicago As Immigrant Advocates Gear Up For Anti-Trump Protest.”
“There’s a lot of really hateful rhetoric with respect to immigrants being voiced by candidates out there, “ICIRR’s Senior Policy Counsel Fred Tsao said in that article. “We want to show that immigrants are patriotic, contributing and eager to participate in the political process and to integrate into society.” [Hey Fred, hint! It doesn’t help your cause to get poor immigrants and refugees out to events like this!—ed]
This group was not only instrumental in creating not only the most radical local immigration ordinance but championed the case which inspired the DREAM Act.
Go here to read more about ICIRR and other groups that organized the anti-free speech rally in Chicago.