Office of New Americans

"Chicago will always be a welcoming city and a champion for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities." –Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Legal Protection Fund
Legal Protection Fund
Undocumented Students
Language Access
Language Access
Language Access
ICE Raid Response


The Office of New Americans (ONA) is dedicated to improving services and engaging Chicago’s diverse immigrant and refugee communities through enhanced collaboration with community organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector. Through the ONA, Mayor Lightfoot is committed to working to improve the day-to-day experiences of our city's 560,000 foreign-born residents while delivering economic, social, and cultural benefits for all Chicagoans. Explore the website to see all the programs and services offered by the Office of New Americans.



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