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Record #: O2017-1018   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/22/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-173 regarding Welcoming City Ordinance
Sponsors: Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Pawar, Ameya, Smith, Michele, Mell, Deborah, Waguespack, Scott, Cardenas, George A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cappleman, James, Osterman, Harry, Hairston, Leslie A., King, Sophia D., Taliaferro, Chris, Villegas, Gilbert, Reboyras, Ariel, Moreno, Proco Joe, Munoz, Ricardo, Lopez, Raymond A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Moore, Joseph, Arena, John, Moore, David H., Foulkes, Toni, Solis, Daniel, Curtis, Derrick G., Santiago, Milagros, Maldonado, Roberto, Silverstein, Debra L., Dowell, Pat
Attachments: 1. O2017-1018.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Human Relations February 22, 2017



SECTION 1. Chapter 2-173 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

WELCOMING CITY ORDINANCE 2-173-005 Purpose and intent. 2-173-010 Definitions.
2-173-020 Requesting information prohibited. 2 173 030 DiscloshTg4r>ferrootH>n-proh^^
2-173-040 Conditioning benefits, services, or opportunities on immigrant status prohibited. 2-173-042 Civil immigration enforcement actions - Federal responsibility. 2-173-050 No private cause of action. 2-173-060 Exchanging file information.
2-173-062. Calls related to immigration enforcement operations. 2-173-065. Certifications for victims of certain criminal activity. 2-173-067 Information regarding citizenship or immigration status.^ 2-173-070 Severability.

2-173-005 Purpose and intent.
The vitality of the City of Chicago (the "City"), one of the most ethnically, racially and religiously diverse cities in the world, where one-out-of-five of the City's residents is an immigrant, has been built on the strength of its immigrant communities. The City Council finds that the cooperation of all persons, both documented citizens and those without documentation status, is essential to achieve the City's goals of protecting life and property, preventing crime and resolving problems. The City Council further finds that assistance from a person, whether ; documented or not, who is a victim of, or a witness to, a crime is important to promoting the safety of all its residents. The cooperation ofthe City's immigrant communities is essential to prevent and solve crimes and maintain public order, safety and security in the entire City. Furthermore, immigrant community members, whether documented citizens or not, should be treated with respect and dignity by all City employees and should not be subjected to physica...

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