— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) September 5, 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) blasted President Trump's decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The program allowed foreign children of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. Trump set a six-month sunset on the program.
Emanuel addressed a room full of DACA recipients, or Dreamers, telling them "you are welcomed in the city of Chicago."
"This is your home and you have nothing to worry about," he said.
"Our schools, our neighborhoods, our city - as it relates to what President Trump said - will be a Trump-Free Zone," he said.
Emanuel said his program allowing high school students with a "B" average to attend community college and have the taxpayers pick up the tab will be open to DACA recipients.
"You will always be Dreamers in the eyes of the city of Chicago, because you have big dreams and we want to be a part of those dreams," he said.