CHICAGO (CBS) — Six aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) and Ald. Edward Burke (14th) introduced the resolution calling for Chicago charities to work with the Obama administration to find housing and support services for the migrant children.READ MORE: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans
Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his support behind the plan, who said the city has the resources to provide shelter for 1,000 immigrant children, saying the city can’t ignore their plight.
“This speaks to who we are as a city in welcoming them,” he said.