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Record #: R2017-735   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action: 10/11/2017
Title: President Donald Trump and U.S. Congress urged to retain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Valencia, Anna M., Moreno, Proco Joe, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Thompson, Patrick D., Cardenas, George A., Quinn, Marty, Burke, Edward M., Lopez, Raymond A., Munoz, Ricardo, Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Laurino, Margaret, O'Connor, Patrick, Smith, Michele, Arena, John, Osterman, Harry, Moore, Joseph
Attachments: 1. R2017-735.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 6, 2017










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with City Clerk Valencia and Aldermen Moreno. Garza, Thompson, Cardenas. Quinn, Burke. Lopez, Munoz, Sol is, Maldonado, Reboyras, Santiago, Rosa, Villegas, Laurino. O'Connor. Smith, Arena, Osterman and J. Moore, a resolution regarding the Trump administration's recently announced plan regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered an end to the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Congress is being given six months to determine the legal status and ultimate fate of 800,000 immigrants, known as "Dreamers", who were brought into the United States as children, and who are eligible, under the existing DACA program, to apply for temporary residence in the United States; and
WHEREAS, A compromise devised by the Obama Administration after Congress failed to pass the bipartisan Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would have offered eligible immigrant children the chance of permanent legal residency in the United States, the DACA program, established by Executive Order on June 15, 2012, offers temporary residence status to these children, and protection from immediate deportation, if certain conditions are met: and
WHEREAS, An undocumented immigrant is eligible to claim DACA status if, as of June 15, 2012, the individual was under the age of 31, came the United States before turning age 16, lived continuously in the United States for five years since June 15, 2007; and either has a high school diploma or GED certification, or has been honorably discharged from the military or is currently enrolled in school. Applicants for DACA s...

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