Record #: O2019-344   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/23/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 by adding new Section 2-92-583 prohibiting award of City contracts for persons or entities who assist with enforcement of federal civil immigration law
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A., Santiago, Milagros, Curtis, Derrick G., Foulkes, Toni, Maldonado, Roberto, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Reilly, Brendan, Moreno, Proco Joe, Burke, Edward M., Reboyras, Ariel
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2019-344.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
January 23, 2019 Meeting - Chicago City Council Committee on Budget & Government Operations


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Illinois Constitution; and

WHEREAS, As a home rule unit of government, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, Chicago has a Welcoming City Ordinance, which generally prohibits the City from investigating a person's immigration status, disclosing information in its possession about a person's immigration status to third parties unless required by law, prohibits threats based on a person's citizenship or immigration status, prohibits conditioning access to City benefits, services, or opportunities based on citizenship or immigration status, and clarifies that the enforcement of civil immigration law is a federal responsibility; and
WHEREAS, Chicago has embraced its values as a welcoming city, providing resources to undocumented immigrants and opposing the Trump administration's illegal and unfair policies toward undocumented immigrants in courtrooms across the nation; and

WHEREAS, Chicago is aware that the Department of Homeland Security hires contractors to provide assistance with the enforcement of civil immigration law; and

WHEREAS, Some of the same contractors who assist with the enforcement of federal civil immigration law also seek to do business or are doing business with Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Assisting with the enforcement of federal civil immigration law is contrary to Chicago's values as a welcoming city; and

WHEREAS, Chicago's authority to select contractors is a matter of local concern; and

WHEREAS, Contractors who choose to profit from the abhorrent practice of destroying lives and tearing families apart should not have the privilege of contracting with Chicago; now, therefore,


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