Chicago Mayor Lightfoot signs Welcoming City ordinance adding protections for immigrants
On February 23, 2021 Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot signed the Welcoming City Ordinance. This ordinance amends existing city ordinance that took the legal protections a step further and instituted policies to protect the due process rights of Chicago’s immigrants. Chicago Welcoming City Ordinance forbids police from arresting a person based solely on immigration status or provide support to federal immigration enforcement operations. It also prevents city agencies from requesting, maintaining or sharing immigration status.