JAN 19, 2021
Expanded ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance set for Tuesday committee vote after fresh additions
A long-promised proposal by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to reinforce city protections for undocumented immigrants is primed for a vote Tuesday after a fresh round of revisions that advocates say will further strengthen the measure.
An updated version of her proposal to close loopholes in Chicago’s “Welcoming City” ordinance is set to be the first order of business for the City Council’s Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which the council created at Lightfoot’s urging as part of last year’s budget approval. The committee is set to hold its inaugural meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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