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Month: February 2024

Constant Changes to Immigration Law in American History

Constant Changes to Immigration Law in American History

Attorney John Heiderscheidt visited the National Archives this weekend. The Exhibit on Immigration at the National Archives, highlights how Immigration Law has constantly changed in American history, based on society’s attitudes towards migrants.

Located in Washington DC, the National Archives is home to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and other historical records and exhibits. The National Archives also holds immigration documents such as passenger arrival lists, border crossings, and naturalization records.

In terms of immigration and American history, Heiderscheidt says, “During the course of American history, it has served our national interests well to maintain and allow for a charitable, open-minded immigration policy. We are a nation of immigrants. And we are better for it. However, we must take care to ensure that immigration does not override the well-being of the residents and citizens who have been here the longest. Those who arrived first have already made mighty contributions to our society, and it must be our nation’s chief priority to protect their well-being, even at the expense of some who have never been lawfully admitted.”

Attorney John Heiderscheidt Attends the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Legislative Breakfast in Support of Bob Fioretti

Attorney John Heiderscheidt Attends the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Legislative Breakfast in Support of Bob Fioretti

Attorney John Heiderscheidt attended the WSCCI (West Suburban Chamber of Commerce of Illinois) Legislative breakfast in support of Bob Fioretti. Attendees had the opportunity of listening to Cook County States Attorney candidates discuss a variety of topics. The WSCCI plays a vital role in connecting members of the community. As the chief prosecutor, the Cook County State’s Attorney plays a vital role in ensuring justice, maintaining public safety, and upholding the law in the county.

Bob Fioretti previously served as alderman in the Chicago City Council for the 2nd Ward in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011.  He is active in the Chicago community and has served on several boards including the Easterseals Board, which provides assistance for children with disabilities, and the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation.

Heiderscheidt, a prominent Chicago attorney, says “It was a pleasure to hear from the candidates about their different visions for the state’s attorney’s office. I believe Bob Fioretti is the best choice for Cook County, and hope he gets elected.”

For more information on Bob Fioretti’s campaign, visit: Home – Bob Fioretti for Cook County State’s Attorney

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Colorado’s Push to Remove Trump from 2024 Election Ballot

On Thursday, February 9th, the US Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments regarding whether former President Donald Trump should be removed from Colorado’s primary ballot under the 14th Amendment for his alleged role in inciting the January 6, 2021 storming of the capitol. During these proceedings, Trump’s attorney John Mitchell, argued in front of the court. The case centers around whether Colorado has the right to strike Trump from the ballot due to his actions.

The Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of removing Trump from the ballot, with some commentators suggesting that there could be five or more votes against Colorado’s position. The case has drawn significant attention and legal analysis, as it touches on constitutional and electoral matter.

After listening to the arguments, John W. Heiderscheidt said, “It seems virtually certain the Supreme Court will not allow Colorado to remove Trump from the ballot on the basis of an ‘insurrection’ claim.  They may, however, leave the door open for Congress to enact legislation under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment after the election is over. Although they did not address insurrection much during oral argument, eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have to address what qualifies as insurrection or rebellion.”

John Heiderscheidt attends Economic Club of Chicago’s Event in Support of CPD Superintendent Larry Snelling

John Heiderscheidt attends Economic Club of Chicago's Event in Support of CPD Superintendent Larry Snelling

Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling spoke at the Economic Club of Chicago’s most recent event. Snelling addressed concerns with the City’s crime rates and the upcoming Democratic National Convention taking place in Chicago in August. Snelling says that as the superintendent of the CPD his main goal is keeping the City and citizens of Chicago at ease, as well as providing necessary training for Chicago police officers.

Superintendent Snelling has made it very clear that the Chicago Police Department is preparing for the Democratic National Convention. “When it comes to the Democratic National Convention, I want everybody to rest assured that we are working to make sure the city is safe and we have the best convention that we can possibly have”, he said.

In his speech, Snelling pointed out that the City is making great strides in fighting crimes. He pointed out that vehicle thefts are down 50%, and robberies are down 38%, compared to where they were last year at this time.

John Heiderscheidt expressed his support for Snelling saying, “I was pleased to hear Superintendent Snelling’s remarks. The City has a long way to go, but I believe his heart is in the right place, and that he cares for the well-being of Chicago residents.” 

Larry Snelling was appointed Superintendent of Chicago Police Department in September 2023. He has over 30 years of experience working with the Chicago Police Department. Snelling started out as a police officer in the community of Englewood in 1992.


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