Chicago's Office of New Americans-ONA

Chicago's Office of New Americans-ONA Official Account of the Chicago Mayor's #OfficeofNewAmericans. We proudly welcome all immigrants and refugees to their new home.

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12/31/2021
City of Chicago Top Immigration Moments

Today we’re sharing our accomplishments for 2021 & what better way to share than by showing our top immigration moments! & yes this includes moments beyond 2021 bc any good immigration advocate knows that solid immigration policy happens over long spans of time! ☺️

12/03/2021

Please read below the historic Land Acknowledgement adopted by the City on November 17th, 2021.

The City of Chicago is located on land that is and has long been a center for Native peoples. The area is the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Nations consider this area their traditional homeland, including the Myaamia, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Wea, Kickapoo, and Mascouten. The City specifically acknowledges the contributions of Kitihawa of the Potawatomi in fostering the community that has become Chicago. We acknowledge all Native peoples who came before us and who continue to contribute to our City. We are committed to promoting Native cultural heritage.

11/22/2021
Chicago Eviction Resources Town Hall

Join the Department of Housing's Eviction Townhall happening NOW! Spanish, Polish, and Mandarin interpretation available at: tinyurl.com/ChicagoEvictionInfo

11/17/2021

So great to see investment like PODER HQ in Gage Park! This space will provide many opportunities for our immigrant communities, and we can't wait to work in this space in service to Chicago.

We are thrilled to announce that the City of Chicago was ranked #1 by New American Economy for our work in supporting an...
10/01/2021

We are thrilled to announce that the City of Chicago was ranked #1 by New American Economy for our work in supporting and empowering immigrants!

The results are in...Chicago is #1!

This year's Cities Index issued by New American Economy ranks Chicago as the top city supporting immigrants.

We are proud to live out the values as a welcoming city. I'd expect nothing less.

Happy #CitizenshipDay2021! Naturalization has a myriad of benefits for immigrants & our whole nation. We urge the over 8...
09/17/2021
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's Citizenship PSA

Happy #CitizenshipDay2021! Naturalization has a myriad of benefits for immigrants & our whole nation. We urge the over 80,000 eligible immigrants in Chicago to naturalize for their future economic prospects, their family & our communities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rg8sSbj-Is

This Citizenship Day, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot urges the over 80,000 legal permanent residents who qualify for citizenship to begin the process of naturalizat...

As we watch the situation in Kabul unfold, the City of Chicago joins cities across the globe declaring a commitment to w...
08/30/2021
Afghanistan Statement — MAYORS MIGRATION COUNCIL

As we watch the situation in Kabul unfold, the City of Chicago joins cities across the globe declaring a commitment to welcome Afghan refugees into our communities. We urge the federal government. to expand pathways to humanitarian support to ensure all who seek freedom and safety are able to.

Read the joint statement from Global Mayors and signed by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot here: https://mayorsmigrationcouncil.org/welcomeafghans. We also invite you to donate directly to local organizations working to welcome Afghan refugees to Chicago: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC),Heartland Alliance, RefugeeOne, and World Relief Chicagoland.

As the US and other foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans are attempting to flee the country to protect their rights and freedoms, prompting mayors worldwide to prepare to welcome Afghans seeking refuge in their cities. In the past month alone, 300,000 Afghans have fled thei...

08/13/2021

Securing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, & essential workers will uplift families & help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities for Action applauds the Senate on passing a budget resolution that includes citizenship & urges Congress to include it in the ultimate bill.

F. H. Paschen is hosting a virtual hiring event on 7/28 seeking union carpenters, laborers, and apprentices. Email recru...
07/23/2021

F. H. Paschen is hosting a virtual hiring event on 7/28 seeking union carpenters, laborers, and apprentices. Email [email protected] by 7/26 to register and play a role in building Chicago Park District's new Headquarters on the Southwest Side!

07/21/2021
Immigrant Community Leader Series

As our COVID-19 cases begin to rise, it is important that we urge our unvaccinated friends and family about the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Important DACA Update!!
07/16/2021

Important DACA Update!!

Join Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and partners for the Fiesta del Sol Citizenship and Immigration Expo that will b...
07/14/2021
Citizenship and Immigration Expo

Join Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and partners for the Fiesta del Sol Citizenship and Immigration Expo that will be providing FREE consultation for any immigration-related topics.

In addition, ONA will be participating in a Roundtable discussion with immigration experts and immigration attorneys.

Register now and do not miss out: www.fiestadelsol.org/immigrationexpo

The Citizenship and Immigration Expo will educate and organize leaders on immigration policies and priorities, while working along with the community to develop leadership and advocacy for immigrant access and inclusion. This effort will be

07/12/2021
Immigrant Community Leader Series

백신을 맞으면 COVID-19 감염 예방에 도움을 줄 수 있으며 접종자뿐만 아니라 주변
사람도 보호할 수 있습니다.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cities For Action announced new coalition co-chairs Chicago Mayor's Office...
07/08/2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cities For Action
announced new coalition co-chairs Chicago Mayor's Office and Mayor Todd Gloria ! We will partner with these leaders to achieve our bold immigration agenda and ensure dignity, safety, and economic growth for our communities.

Today I join Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor Todd Gloria in leading the Cities For Action coalition! I look forward to working with them to advocate that much harder for an immigration system that reflects our values of equity and inclusion.

07/07/2021

We are looking forward to sharing some BIG news tomorrow!!! Check out our social media channels at 11AM for more info. 🎉

06/28/2021
Vaccine PSA Serbian

As Chicago celebrates #VidovdanDay, we also remind our communities about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Let’s keep it going. #ProtectChicago by going to http://chi.gov/covidvax for info.

06/28/2021
Immigrant Heritage Month - CDPH

As we close out #ImmigrantHeritageMonth in the coming days, we want to remind all our immigrant and refugee communities about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Today,
Chicago Department of Public Health debuted the first of a series of COVID-19 vaccine PSAs in 15 languages.

To learn more, visit: https://chi.gov/covidvax.

Today we acknowledge and celebrate Vidovdan Day and all it means for Chicago's Serbian community!
06/28/2021

Today we acknowledge and celebrate Vidovdan Day and all it means for Chicago's Serbian community!

Today we acknowledge and celebrate Vidovdan Day and all it means for Chicago's Serbian community!

Join Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) this Wednesday for a Story Time with Judy Hsu ABC7. We hope you can jo...
06/21/2021

Join Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) this Wednesday for a Story Time with Judy Hsu ABC7. We hope you can join us! Please register below.

Registration: https://bddy.me/3xsDc07

We hope you can join us! Please register below.
Registration: https://bddy.me/3xsDc07

06/16/2021
¿Tienes preguntas acerca el #CoronaVirus?

¿Tienes preguntas acerca el #CoronaVirus? La Dra. Geraldine Luna, Directora Médica del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago, responde a preguntas en vivo por Facebook. Envia tus preguntas usando #AskDrLuna See Less

A GREAT way to start the week! Immigrants deserve stable status. Providing survivors of crime deferred action & EADs wil...
06/14/2021
USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

A GREAT way to start the week! Immigrants deserve stable status. Providing survivors of crime deferred action & EADs will empower and protect all our communities.

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-issues-policy-providing-further-protections-for-victims-of-crime

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to implement a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States access to employment authorization sooner, providing them with stability and better equipping them t...

06/14/2021
WATCH LIVE

Juneteenth flag raising ceremony!

06/09/2021
¿Tienes preguntas acerca el #CoronaVirus?

¿Tienes preguntas acerca el #CoronaVirus? La Dra. Geraldine Luna, Directora Médica del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago, responde a preguntas en vivo por Facebook. Envia tus preguntas usando #AskDrLuna

Zaszczep się i otrzymaj ZA DARMO Chicago Fire bilety + poznaj piłkarza Stanisława Iwanowa! #JoinTheTeam w najbliższą sob...
06/09/2021

Zaszczep się i otrzymaj ZA DARMO Chicago Fire bilety + poznaj piłkarza Stanisława Iwanowa! #JoinTheTeam w najbliższą sobotę, 12 czerwca od 2:00 p.m. do 4:00 p.m. w Copernicus Center. Nie jest wymagana rejestracja i jest bezpłatny parking. #ProtectChicago http://chicago.gov/covidvax

THIS SATURDAY: Get vaccinated at Copernicus Center from 2-4PM! Both Pfizer and J&J vaccines will be available. Meet Stan...
06/08/2021

THIS SATURDAY: Get vaccinated at Copernicus Center from 2-4PM! Both Pfizer and J&J vaccines will be available. Meet Stanislav Ivanov from Chicago Fire AND get a free ticket to a Chicago Fire soccer match.⚽ No appointment necessary! More info 👇🏽

¿Está interesado en aplicar para el programa de asistencia de alquiler de Chicago (ERAP)? Las solicitudes estarán abiert...
06/07/2021

¿Está interesado en aplicar para el programa de asistencia de alquiler de Chicago (ERAP)? Las solicitudes estarán abiertas hasta MAÑANA, martes 8 de junio.

ERAP proporcionará subvenciones para inquilinos y propietarios elegibles de hasta 12 meses de renta retrasada y tres meses de renta futura. Esta solicitud está abierta para todos los que vivan en Chicago, independientemente de su estado migratorio.

Para obtener más información: http://Chicago.gov/RentHelp.

Puede presentar su solicitud en línea, por teléfono o en persona en una de las ubicaciones en la imagen. 👇🏽

Aplicar en línea: https://chicago.unqork.io/#/workflow/anonymouspreeligibilityflow/welcome
Teléfono: 312.698.0202 abierto de lunes a viernes: de 9 a.m. a 7 p.m. y sábado: 10 a 18 hs.

¡Vaccine events on the Southeast Side! #ProtectChicago¡Eventos de vacunación en el sureste de Chicago! #ProtegeChicago
06/05/2021

¡Vaccine events on the Southeast Side! #ProtectChicago

¡Eventos de vacunación en el sureste de Chicago! #ProtegeChicago

Did you know that all Chicago workers have the right to take paid sick leave or paid time off to get the COVID-19 vaccin...
06/02/2021

Did you know that all Chicago workers have the right to take paid sick leave or paid time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Employers CANNOT fire or take discipline against any workers for taking time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

To file a complaint call 311, use the CHI 311 app, or file a Complaint Form at www.chicago.gov/laborstandards

Chicago's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) applications are NOW OPEN and will be open until Tuesday, June 8, 2...
06/01/2021

Chicago's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) applications are NOW OPEN and will be open until Tuesday, June 8, 2021. ERAP will provide grants for eligible tenants and landlords of up to 12 months of unpaid rent and three months of future rent. This application is open to all Chicago residents regardless of immigration status.

See flyer below for details about eligibility.

For more information: http://Chicago.gov/RentHelp.

Apply Online: https://chicago.unqork.io/#/workflow/anonymouspreeligibilityflow/welcome

Or by calling the ERAP Call Center at 312.698.0202 open Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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#CASL was honored to welcome Chief Engagement Officer Tina Hone and Chicago's Office of New Americans-ONA Director Nubia Willman from Chicago Mayor's Office today. Thank you for joining us for a tour and briefing on our work in uplifting #diversity #equity #inclusion #accessbility
Do you have any questions about immigration? Then do not miss out on this opportunity to learn and receive a FREE consultation with an immigration attorney! Our Citizenship and Immigration Expo will be providing FREE consultation for any immigration-related topics. In addition, we will be hosting a Roundtable discussion with immigration experts and immigration attorneys. Register now and do not miss out: www.fiestadelsol.org/immigrationexpo Consulado General de México en Chicago Consulado General de Guatemala en Chicago SGA Youth & Family Services Chinese American Service League South Asian American Policy and Research Institute - SAAPRI United African Organization Frida Community Organization Latino Policy Forum Casas Immigration, Ltd. The Law Office of William G. McLean III Chicago's Office of New Americans-ONA Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC Syrian Community Network Puitak Center