New Report Details Chicago’s Record As A ‘Welcoming City’ For Immigrants

Chicago was ranked the most immigrant-friendly city in America, according to the 2019 New American Economy Cities Index.

‘Welcoming City’ law aims to protect illegal immigrants
‘Welcoming City’ law aims to protect illegal immigrants

New Report Details Chicago’s Record As A ‘Welcoming City’ For Immigrants

Chicago was ranked the most immigrant-friendly city in America, according to the 2019 New American Economy Cities Index.

A new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs explores the city’s approach to immigrant inclusion and whether it’s policies truly create a welcoming city for all.

Reset brings on the authors of the report and two local advocacy groups to discuss the challenges Chicago-area immigrants face today and how the city is responding.

GUESTS: Rebecca Shi, executive director of the American Business Immigration Coalition

Erendira Rendon, vice president of immigration advocacy and defense at The Resurrection Project

Rob Paral, non-resident fellow in the Global Cities program at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Paul McDaniel, associate professor of geography at Kennesaw State University