Photos: Activists Rally To Tell Trump 'Xenophobia Has No Home' In Chicago
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 27, 2017 4:08PM
On the heels of an announcement that Trump's Administration will withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities like Chicago that support the rights of immigrants, score activists rallied in the Loop to tell President Donald Trump that "xenophobia has no home here."
The group marched through the Loop outside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chicago office to show support for Chicago's immigrant communities and status as a sanctuary city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he will not back down in the face of Trump's threats, but it is unclear just how the federal policy would affect the city. The protest was co-organized by People United Against Oppression, a Muslim-led group, Black Lives Matter Women of Faith, and the immigrants' rights organizer Angelica Magana.