South-Side Residents Call on Obama to Resign for Ignoring Them, Helping Immigrant Children

by Andrew Johnson

President Obama is prioritizing unaccompanied immigrant children on the United States–Mexico border over those in the South Side of Chicago, several residents said on a new video. One man went so far as to call on the president to resign if he doesn’t address the ongoing violence in his home city.

“Again, as I say, he will probably go down as the worst president ever elected,” the man said in a video captured by the blogger Rebel Pundit. “Bill Clinton was the African-American president.”

Another resident called on the president to show the “same love for these people like you got for the ones across the border, and you want to save them.” He compared the situation in Chicago to that of Beirut.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel also received his share of criticism for ignoring the plight of those in the inner-city.

“With the president setting aside all of these funds for immigrants, and forsaken [the] African-American community and African-American families, I think that’s a disgrace,” one of the men said. “Barack is from the heart of 55th in the city of Chicago — he saw this as a state senator, and he did not pay attention then.”

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