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Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Allowing Illegal Immigrants Access To Virus Relief Funds

• by Katabella Roberts

The order says it will "ensure that all Chicagoans have fair and equal access to benefits, opportunities, and services provided by the City," including anything provided as disaster relief to help fight the CCP virus pandemic.

"This order is more than just an official decree, it is a statement of our values as a city and as Americans," Lightfoot said in a statement.

"Since COVID-19 first reached our city's doorstep, we have been working around the clock to ensure all our residents are secure and supported, including our immigrant and refugee communities, who are among the most vulnerable to the impact of this pandemic."

"Here in Chicago, saying 'we are all in this together' means that during this crisis, no one gets left out and no one gets left behind," she said.