VIDEO: Chicago mayor to immigrants: You are safe here

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CHICAGO (CNN Newsource) — Chicago is pledging to stay a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants despite President-elect Donald Trump’s previous promise to cut federal funding to such cities.

In the dozens of sanctuary cities in the United States, local police are not required to inform federal immigration authorities about the immigration status of people they come into contact with.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other leaders held a news conference Monday to try to reassure undocumented residents since Trump’s election victory.

Mayor Emanuel said Chicago “always will be a sanctuary city.”

“You are safe in Chicago. You are secure in Chicago, and you are supported in Chicago,” Emanuel said.

On Sunday, Trump told “60 Minutes” he would deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.Meanwhile, since the election — other cities also pledged to remain sanctuary cities.

Meanwhile, since the election, other cities also pledged to remain sanctuary cities.

They include New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

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