Middle school scraps name change to honor Obamas amid opposition over deportation record

A Chicago-area middle school has reportedly withdrawn its planned name change to honor former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is now set to be named after the late civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) amid concerns among local Latino groups over the Obama administration’s immigration policies.

“He did things to move us forward”

Concerns about the plan to name the school in honor of the Obamas focused largely on the former president’s record of deporting undocumented immigrants, according to Fox News.

Waukegan School Board President Brandon Ewing addressed the issue during a meeting on Tuesday evening, asserting his belief that Obama “was a great president, and he did things to move us forward.”

Referencing critics of the name change, however, Ewing noted that “just like we’re having the discussion about Thomas Jefferson, all men are flawed, and nobody’s legacies are perfect,” adding that “we have a responsibility to listen to all constituents and weigh that in whatever decision we make.”

As Fox News explained, roughly three million people were deported during Obama’s two terms — including more deportations during his first three years in office than his successor, former President Donald Trump.

A study by the Migration Policy Institute, however, as many as 10 million people were deported under the administration of George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton oversaw the deportation of about 12 million individuals.

“Obama is another oppressor”

During their respective first three years, Obama deported about 1.18 million people and Trump deported roughly 800,000. Based on that record, one Waukegan resident voiced her concerns over the school district’s plan.

“From the time Barack Obama became president until 2017 when he left, he today is still the highest-ranking president with deportations in our nations,” said Julie Contreras. “If you’re removing the name of Thomas Jefferson — one oppressor — the name of Obama is another oppressor and our families do not want to see that name.”

The Chicago suburb has a population that is more than 50% Latino.

Five of the seven school board members voted in favor of renaming the school after Lewis and the change is expected to become official in July.

Lewis, widely known as an influential civil rights leader, died in June at the age of 80.

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  1. Some day this country will learn the truth about Obama. He was born in Kenya, and was never eligible to be president! The birth certificate that he produced, after the fact, was manufactured, and is a total fraud, just as Obama is!

    1. Right on Roger. I don’t understand why the Government and all it’s INTELLIGENCE NEVER DOES ANYTHING WITH THE THIEVES AND LIARS IN GOVERNMENT. LAWS I GUESS ARE MOOT IF YOU’RE IN THE T&L GROUP!!!

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  3. “Barack Hussein Obama Sotero Sobarkah” and Michael Obama started all of this race garbage. “Great President” my rear-end. What specifically qualifies him as “great” ? NOTHING at all.
    Obama damaged this country big-time and it will take many years to recover from the Obama damage. Joe Biden is simply the wooden dummy setting on Obama’s knee pretending to talk. Obama is actually the one doing all the talking.

  4. O! BOZO! THE SELF! PROCLAIMED! muslim CON! ARTIST ! AKA BARRY SOTERO! HAD HIS RACIST, TAX! DODGING! POT STIRRING ! AL SHARP! TONGUE STARTING ALL THE CRAP! BAD MOUTH THE POLICE, MARCHING CHANTING FRY THEM UP LIKE BACON! BET THEY HAD TO FUMIGATE THE WH! WHEN HE LEFT TO GET RID OF THE STINK! OUT OF THE “KENYA BOY” !!

  5. Bathhouse Barry and his husband, ex linebacker formerly known as Big Mike,now called Michelle are the most devious corrupt partners ever to disgrace out country Their coupled corruption and devils lies are a disgrace to all genders, races and religions

  6. Obama was a habitual liar, cheat, thief and crook who also committed Treason.
    Isn’t it funny he went into the Presidency as a plain and average person, and then comes out as a multi millionaire. He lied on his forged Birth Certificate and God only knows how much money he has stolen while in office.

  7. Antichrist- born a man- became a woman- become’s a beast. For one world order while spinning lies. God help our Country.

  8. Obama is the father of racism. He is the one that started it. Oh yes, there was some racism before but never to the extent we now have it, thanks to Obama, whose only purpose was to destroy America. Remember Michelle was never proud to be an American. Well, guess what, America is not proud to have Michele in America.

  9. It’s about time people woke up & realized that he was a racebaiting s***stain. His election was the dems trial run on illegal ballot harvesting. He actually wasn’t elected either. Muslims don’t belong in our Congress. No excuses.

  10. The BLACK THING IN AMERICA IS CULTURE, CULTURE, CULTURE! CHECK THE STATS. 85% of ALL CRIMES ARE BY BLACKS, ASIANS, HISPANICS, ETC. GO FIGURE!!!

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