(CHICAGO TRIBUNE) Mayor Rahm Emanuel today is expected to announce further protections for undocumented immigrants in what he says is a move to make Chicago appear to be a more immigrant-friendly city.

The largely symbolic proposed ordinance would add protections on the books for undocumented people who have not been convicted of a serious crime and are not wanted on a criminal warrant.

The new ordinance is meant to ensure undocumented Chicagoans will only be detained if they are wanted on a criminal warrant by local or federal authorities or if they have been convicted of a serious crime and remain in the United States illegally, according to the mayor’s office.

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