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Evanston aldermen pass strengthened ‘welcoming city’ law

CHICAGO (AP) – City council members in the Chicago suburb of Evanston have passed legislation strengthening its status as being welcoming to immigrants.

WBEZ radio in Chicago reports (http://bit.ly/2gtgAWi ) that the Evanston City Council unanimously passed the measure Monday. It forbids police and city employees from asking about a person’s immigration status and from reporting undocumented immigrants to the federal government. Several Evanston aldermen said they felt the measure was necessary to reassure immigrant communities.

Evanston passed its previous Welcoming City Ordinance in 2008.

Evanston’s measure comes after President-elect Donald Trump said during the campaign that he would seek ways to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities. Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said Trump’s election won’t impact Chicago’s commitment as a sanctuary city for immigrants.


Information from: WBEZ-FM.

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