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We can have a big impact in our local communities by working to make them more welcoming for everyone. Residents and organizations in Illinois have taken a stand to defend our families and neighbors against the xenophobic immigration enforcement system. Join NIJC's Julian Lazalde, Civic Engagement and Policy Analyst, and Jesse Franzblau, Senior Policy Analyst, to hear more about how both the Welcoming City Ordinance and New Way Forward Act in Illinois are steps toward building an immigration system that rejects racial oppression, ends mass incarceration, and protects due process and the rights of immigrants in our communities. We will also highlight ways that the model used in Chicago applies in other local and state campaigns to stop the expansion of immigration detention.