Chicago Immigration Policy Working Group: City of Chicago Can Strengthen Protections for Immigrants

Chicago, IL --(ENEWSPF)--November 16, 2016.   In response to the national racialized, xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric and with cities across the United States at risk of losing federal funding because of its “sanctuary” status, the Chicago City Council passed a resolution reaffirming the City’s commitment to continue to be a welcoming city for immigrants. The Chicago Immigration Policy Working Group, made up of immigrant-rights organizations throughout the City, issued a list of additional concrete steps that the City can take to strengthen its support and defense of immigrant Chicagoans.

Although municipalities have limited influence in stopping deportation by . . .

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