June 13, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's Decision to Admit Undocumented Students

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"Loyola University's decision to become the first medical school in the country to allow undocumented students to apply and attend is one more way Chicago is becoming the most immigrant friendly city in the country. As the University attracts more of the best and brightest to Chicago, they will help shape our city, as immigrants have done in every generation. With our support for the DREAM act and efforts to promote immigrant businesses and citizenship, we are creating more opportunities for immigrants to pursue their dreams. By accepting undocumented students, Loyola will provide families and students across the country a better chance to achieve the American dream in Chicago, the most American of American Cities. Loyola’s decision is true to our values as a city and will help create value for our city for generations to come.”