“New Chicago Ordinance Inspired by Case of African Woman” @ New Media America

Posted on July 10, 2012

La Raza — July 10, 2012: “CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday introduced the “Safe Families Ordinance” to prevent police from asking about the immigration status of those who have not committed a serious offense.

“The history of this city is written by immigrants and this ordinance is consistent with our values, our economy and personal interests,” Emanuel said during a press conference in front of a school in the city’s Mexican neighborhood Little Village. Emanuel was joined by Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill.

The Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights said the ordinance is the direct result of protests against the detention of an African immigrant woman in February……………………………”

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