The mayors of LA and NY have said they maintain to keep their cities" "sanctuary" status, and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that the Windy City will "always be a sanctuary city'. The Chicago Mayor proclaimed, "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago". On a recent radio address, Emanuel said he would lean on the University of Chicago to help him select mentoring groups beyond Becoming a Man, a group he often praises for its work with young men. The mayor is implementing a 7 cent tax on store-provided plastic bags, which the city estimates will bring in $12.9 million in revenue in its first year. 'We are not going to tear families apart'.
He told CBS News his administration would focus on border security and deporting "probably two million [or] even three million" undocumented migrants with criminal convictions.
According to the Associated Press, the term "generally refers to jurisdictions that don't cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement".
It has taken on a new sense of urgency after Trump, a Republican, promised during his campaign to expand deportations and to withhold federal funds from cities that shield people in the country illegally. Despite that, the City doubled down on its sanctuary city policies.
As expected, Rahm Emanuel's budget proposal sailed through the City Council on Wednesday, with unanimous approval in no time at all.
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The protesters caused some disruptions for shoppers and merchants when they headed to a shopping mall. Many said they have relatives and friends in the country illegally who they fear will be deported.
New York City's extreme left-wing mayor Bill de Blasio has also vowed to protect the city's illegal aliens from deportation.
Mayors and police chiefs in other cities with large immigrant communities have made similar promises in the last week, a review by Vocativ found.
Donald Trump's election as president of the United States has led to a rise in uncertainty over the future of undocumented immigrants across the country because of the president-elect's hardline views on the issue during his campaign. Having such policies could jeopardize millions of dollars in DOJ grant money the jurisdictions receive, the IG memo said.
Sanctuary city law enforcement officers do not alert federal immigration authorities of the immigration status of individuals they encounter. Obama said he was "encouraged" by the wide-ranging conversation the pair had, adding that it's important "we call come together" to face the challenges America faces.
"The federal government's support for local law enforcement has really been slashed significantly already", Butterworth said.
The spending plan shows the city's commitment to investing in areas of the city where residents are "tilting toward despair", Emanuel said.