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Martin Luther King Republicans ask Trump to send ICE to Chicago

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2020

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Ebony Tillman 773-495-0832


Martin Luther King Republicans calls on Trump to send ICE to Chicago

WHO: Jimmy Lee Tillman, II founder and president of Martin Luther King Republicans

Pastor Pervis Thomas of New Canaanland Missionary Baptist Church

WHAT: The Martin Luther King Republicans (MLKR) asks President Donald Trump to send the Department of Justice Department and ICE to protect Black American citizens who are being targeted by illegal immigrant gangs and cannot move freely throughout the city without fear of being pulled out of cars and beat up, stabbed, or even killed. They feel that the DOJ should investigate and prosecute those committing these acts as a hate crime. MLKR feels that Chicago's Black community is under attack by the terrorist group ANTIFA, Latin Kings, and other illegal Mexican gangs. These attacks happened during and in the aftermath of the Floyd riots.

They have appealed to the Administration to enact The Donald Trump Black Community Restoration and Recovery Act to assist in rebuilding after ANTIFA provided rioters bricks, spray paint, Molotov cocktails, and other destructive equipment that have decimated blocks after blocks. This damage has created food deserts, limited access to working ATMs, closed pharmacies and banks, limited postal, and other essential services. . Rev. Pervis Thomas of New Canaanland Missionary Baptist Church, 5957 South Peoria, has extended an open invitation to President Trump to come and pray with his church for healing and restoration. New Canaanland MBC remained open and held services during the unconstitutional church closure and was at the forefront of the Re-Open Illinois Right to Worship campaign.

WHEN: Friday June 12, 2020 @ 10 am

WHERE: New Canaanland Baptist Church, 5957 South Peoria, Chicago, IL

WHY: "We are thankful that the President understands that church is essential and in these turbulent times we invite him to bring his bible and come worship with us at New Canaanland.", remarked Thomas.

"Black American citizens have no sanctuary right now and we are looking to the federal government for help.," says Tillman "I know many in Black Chicago did not vote for you, Mr. President, but I did, let show them that MAGA loves Black America."


The Martin Luther King Republicans was founded in 2007 by Jimmy Lee Tillman, II, to offer a political alternative for voters in Illinois. Martin Luther King Republicans are a diverse group of conservatives, moderates, and liberal Black Republicans educating, recruiting and funding qualified candidates nationwide.

Also invited

Rev. Willie Wilson

Pastor Corey Brooks

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