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Office of New Americans

“Chicago’s vitality has been built on the strength of immigrant populations that have come to enjoy new freedoms and access new opportunities. I want to make Chicago the most immigrant-friendly city in the world" - Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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The Office of New Americans (ONA) is dedicated to improving services and engaging Chicago’s diverse immigrant and refugee communities through enhanced collaboration with community organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector. Through the ONA, Mayor Emanuel is committed to working to improve the day-to-day experiences of our city's 560,000 foreign-born residents while delivering economic, social, and cultural benefits for all Chicagoans. Explore the website to see all the programs and services offered by the Office of New Americans

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Most Recent News (Office of New Americans)

Jan 31, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Hosts Students for Dreamer Dinner
Jan 30, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Calls for Citywide Actions of Welcoming
Dec 14, 2016 City Council Approves Budget Amendment to Support Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Legal Protection Fund
Dec 7, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Brings Together Municipal Leaders To Urge President-Elect Trump To Continue DACA Program
Dec 6, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Joins Senator Durbin and Congressman Gutierrez in Launching the New "Chicago Is With You" Task Force

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Restricting immigration will have a negative impact of up to $45 billion on the economic output of the Chicago region.

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Everyone, including undocumented immigrants, has rights according to the US Constitution

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