The city of Chicago has decided to launch "One Chicago", a campaign in response to President Trump's threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. For reference, a "sanctuary city" is a term that gets applied to jurisdictions that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation with or involvement in federal immigration enforcement actions. In Chicago's case, there are an estimated $3.6 billion in federal funds that are at stake. This money goes towards anything from feeding low-income pregnant women, repairing infrastructure, and building or fixing affordable housing. The campaign in Chicago is established to unify all Chicagoans as one city and one voice. It will be interesting to see how the whole funding situation for sanctuary cities plays out not only in Chicago, but in all major cities across the country.
-Matthew G. Mayes