CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and its aldermen say Chicago will remain a sanctuary city despite President Donald Trump's executive order to cut off some federal funding from immigrant-protecting municipalities.
On Wednesday, as news was breaking that Trump has signed the executive order, the City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution to reaffirm Chicago's status as a sanctuary city. And a few minutes later, the mayor told reporters that Chicago is "going to stay a sanctuary city."
Emanuel says he hasn't read the executive order so it is too early to say how much if any federal money it will cost Chicago to remain a sanctuary city. He says people from all over the world are welcome in Chicago to "pursue the American Dream."