Illinois Latinos criticize plan to rename school after ‘deporter-in-chief’ Obama

Families in Waukegan attack Obama’s record on deportation and say using his name would be ‘painful for the community’

Plans to rename an Illinois school after Barack Obama have run into a protest from local members of the Latino community who are angry about the former president’s record on the issue of deportation.

Leaders and members of the Waukegan Latino community are pushing back against a local school board’s proposal to rename the city’s Thomas Jefferson middle school, according to WGN Chicago.

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