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Record #: SR2017-44   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/25/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Reaffirmation of Chicago status as Sanctuary City and support of DACA and DAPA programs
Sponsors: Solis, Daniel, Villegas, Gilbert, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Smith, Michele, Thompson, Patrick D., Reboyras, Ariel
Attachments: 1. SR2017-44.pdf, 2. R2017-44.pdf
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WHEREAS, The City of Chicago remains committed to its status as a Sanctuary City, ensuring protection for immigrant communities, and upholding the principles of equality for all; and
WHEREAS, Military service has historically entitled servicemen to naturalization, however, according the ACLU, many of these dedicated veterans and their families have been deported despite serving their country and a promise of U.S. citizenship; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy ensuring that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport immigrants who were brought as children into the United States; have lived their lives here; were in school or had graduated, or served in the military; and have never committed any serious crimes; and
WHEREAS, More than a million undocumented immigrants qualified for DACA; and
WHEREAS, According to DHS, more than 740,000 people have enrolled in DACA, and are depending on the program to remain in the country; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, the DACA program was expanded to create Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), ensuring that DHS would not deport undocumented immigrants who are parents of American citizens or lawful permanent residents, and meet certain other criteria, including continuous residence in the United States and a clean criminal record.
WHEREAS, DAPA could help as many as 4 million people and was planned to be implemented in 2016; and
WHEREAS, Twenty-six states and lawmakers throughout the country are currently seeking to permanently block implementation of DAPA and repeal DACA, putting as many as five million immigrants at risk of deportation; and

WHEREAS, A repeal of DACA and a failure to implement DAPA would be a costly to all Americans, particularly immigrants and refugees that have made the United States their home;
now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor an...

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