Chicago Mayor addresses immigration crisis
Posted: Aug 4, 2014 9:54 PM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 7:59 AM EST
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood by his decision to accept the Obama Administration's request to house unaccompanied immigrant children in the city.
The Mayor addressed the issue during a Fiesta del Sol celebration Sunday. He said we are all descendants of immigrants.
"The city of Chicago stands ready to welcome children because all of us are the children and grandchildren of people who, one way or another, began a journey to start anew and start anew in the city of Chicago and put themselves on the road or on the path to dreaming the American dream," said Emanuel.
Under the plan 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children will come to Chicago.