A Secret Service agent tackles immigration protester who tried to run in front of Jill Biden’s motorcade during her National Hispanic Heritage Month tour of Chicago, including a stop with Mayor Lori Lightfoot
- A Secret Service agent tackled an immigration protester who tried to run in front of First Lady Jill Biden’s motorcade during her two-day trip to Chicago
- A man identified by Chicago’s ABC7 as Jose Torres yelled ‘we want immigration reform now’ before being pancaked by an officer on Tuesday
- He was subsequently arrested by the Chicago Police Department and charged with a felony of reckless conduct
- On Wednesday, Biden continued her tour of the city by visiting the Arturo Velasquez Institute, a community college
- She toured the facility with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker
A Secret Service agent tackled an immigration protester who tried to run in front of First Lady Jill Biden’s motorcade on a two-day swing through Chicago as part of her National Hispanic Heritage Month tour.
The man, identified by Chicago’s ABC7 as Jose Torres yelled, “We want immigration reform now,” before being pancaked by an officer and then arrested by Chicago police on Tuesday. Torres was charged with reckless conduct.
On Wednesday, Biden continued her tour of the city by visiting the Arturo Velasquez Institute, a community college in Chicago’s Mexican-American neighborhood of Little Village, next door to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
A Secret Service officer is seen as a man identified as Jose Torres, who demanded action against immigration and tried to run in front of First Lady Jill Biden’s motorcade on Tuesday
First Lady Jill Biden greets school officials at Chicago’s Arturo Velasquez Institute on Wednesday, as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month
First Lady Jill Biden took part in a roundtable discussion — dubbed a “charla” — at the Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (right) accompanied First Lady Jill Biden (center) on Wednesday’s tour
Biden was also joined by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
Biden has organized so-called “charlas” or chats with members of the Latino community.
She also held one on Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, and was on her way to Allentown, Pennsylvania for a Wednesday afternoon.
“Our government is really trying to put its arms around all Americans, all Americans,” Biden said. according to ABC7.
“Whether you supported my husband or not, he is the president of all Americans. I think that through the programs he’s trying to get into, he’s now trying to be inclusive and embrace our diversity,” she continued.
Biden marveled that she felt “at home” at the Arturo Velasquez Institute, a community college.
Biden teaches at Northern Virginia Community College – and is the first first lady to hold a remote job.
“As a community school teacher forever, I love this city, I just… feel at home there,” she said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The most important thing for me, and I think for Miguel, is jobs – jobs. And that’s what these schools offer at a very low cost,” she said.
Her husband, President Joe Biden, wants to make community college free — one of several social programs included in what should be a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, but is still under negotiation in Congress.
Immigration reform would also be part of that package, but the Senate MP said what the Democrats proposed couldn’t pass the reconciliation process, allowing Democrats to bypass a Republican-led filibuster.