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


Fred Klonsky

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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.”

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