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For undocumented immigrants living in fear of deportation, Chicago became a more “welcoming city” on the day former President Donald Trump left office.

Wednesday was another red-letter day.

By a vote of 41 to 8, the Chicago City Council eliminated “carve-outs” in the Welcoming City ordinance that had allowed Chicago police officers to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement if targeted individuals are: in the city’s gang database; have pending felony prosecutions or prior felony convictions; or are the subject of an outstanding criminal warrant.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/27/22252689/immigration-chicago-city-council-eliminates-carve-outs-welcoming-city-ordinance-ice-undocumented