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“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)

May 5, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Hosts Naturalization Ceremony With Special Guest Mexico City Mayor
Apr 21, 2017 Mayor Emanuel, Mayor De Blasio, Mayor Garcetti, Mayor Kenney and Mayor Walsh File New Legal Briefs Against President Trump's Travel Ban As Court Cases Proceed
Apr 19, 2017 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel, City Clerk Valencia’s Municipal ID Ordinance
Mar 29, 2017 Mayor Emanuel, City Clerk Valencia Introduce Municipal ID Ordinance to City Council
Mar 15, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Joins Five Local Universities In Announcing The Creation Of Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Programs

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Chicago is launching its Municipal Identification Program to connect Chicagoans with City services and programs. Learn more here.

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