City launches 'One Chicago' campaign in response to federal immigration policies

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city's "One Chicago" campaign kicked off Sunday at the DuSable Museum of African American History as part of Chicago's sanctuary city role.

There is a PSA and a website which explains "One Chicago" was established in response to the emerging needs of Chicago's immigrant and refugee communities most affected by recent federal policies. The slogan of the campaign is, "Three million residents, three million stories, one Chicago."

U.S. immigration arrests are up nearly 40 percent from January to April under President Donald Trump compared to the same time last year, according to the acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director.

President Trump has threatened to cut off federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities," but so far, a federal judge has blocked that executive order. And now cities, like Chicago, are sending a direct message to their residents, you are home here.

Through the website, residents can be linked to legal, medical and education resources.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with a group of Chicagoans will be kicking off the campaign at the DuSable Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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A new campaign is kicking off Sunday to give all communities in Chicago a voice.

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