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Cities4Citizenship Report

Read the Cities for Citizenship 2016 Impact Report or Visit The Center for Popular Democracy


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What We Do

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)

Aug 23, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Releases Statement on Los Angeles' Legal Action Against Trump Justice Deparment
Aug 6, 2017 Mayor Emanuel, City of Chicago File Federal Lawsuit to Prevent President Trump's Justice Department from Making Federal Crime Prevention Grants Conditional on Unrelated Immigration Enforcement Actions
Jul 13, 2017 Chicago Legal Protection Fund Creates over 300 Community Navigators recognized
Jun 6, 2017 Mayor Emanuel attends 2017 Human Rights Awards
May 21, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Brings Together Elected Officials and Residents from Across the City of Launch the New One Chicago Campaign

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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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