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Chicago mayor defends plan for immigrants

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Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel defends his decision to allow 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children to come to the city. (Source: WGN/CNN) Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel defends his decision to allow 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children to come to the city. (Source: WGN/CNN)

CHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his decision to accept the Obama administration's request to open the city to unaccompanied immigrant children.

The mayor addressed the issue during a Fiesta Del Sol celebration Sunday.

He argues we are all descendants of immigrants.

"The city of Chicago stands ready to welcome children because all of us are the children and grandchildren of people who - one way or another - began a journey to start anew and start anew in the city of Chicago and put themselves on the road or on the path to dreaming the American dream," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Under the plan, 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children will come to Chicago.

Mayor Emanuel has asked the city's law firms to volunteer legal services for the children including deportation.

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