Update on Chicago’s Official Support for TPS

Back in October, we reported that the Chicago City Council appeared to support Guatemala’s TPS request.  At the time, the Council had taken a vote on a supportive resolution, but the results of that resolution were not available.

Well, the results are now online (on page 87 of the PDF), and were recently referenced by the Guatemalan foreign ministry. As it turns out, the vote was unanimous, with all 47 voting members supporting Guatemala’s request for assistance!

Of course, the vote isn’t binding in any way, but it is important to remember the significance of Chicago.  President Obama considers the Windy City his home, and he got his political start there. His chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is one of the favored candidates to replace Mayor Daly, and there are many political connections between the City and the President. So, while the Chicago City Council certainly can’t tell Mr. Obama what to do, its support is a good sign indeed.

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45 Responses to “Update on Chicago’s Official Support for TPS”

  1. Joel Says:

    Well a least that gives us a little hope….but it’s not satisfactory as we were expecting.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Thanks for the post. Every little thing seems to take on such import. I have to admit I can’t help but worry that Pakistan’s request for TPS will further delay a response to Guatemala. I worry that the administration can’t say yes to Guatemala and then say no to Pakistan – assuming the latter would be even more incendiary politically than the usual central american immigration debates. Easier for them to sing the (however impossibly faint now) comprehensive immigration reform song.

    Do you have a good reference for history of TPS? I’m trying to find out if Bush ever responded to the prior request for TPS that is referenced in articles like this http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i1husekv0SAY-7ALHc63hZXtqj7w
    Trying to find out how long these things usually take. Trying to stay busy analyzing old news so I don’t have to feel another day of desperation for my family.

  3. Joe Says:

    To my knowledge I don’t think Bush ever responded to Guatemala’s previous TPS request.

  4. Walter Says:

    I believe they (Bush’s administration) say no to the TPS for guatemalans last time according to this webside… http://www.elcanche.com/weblog/archives/000379.html
    anyway, i have heard that there many cities and political guys who supported Guatemala’s TPS this time…so this mean something that Chicago is supporting Guatemala’s TPS? or it is just does not meant anything…it really seems some hoope but at the same time it seems Obama’s administration will not grant the TPS for guatemalans…but hopefully im wrong beccause I never hear something on local news about this topic, and i always have to go online to find information about the TPS for guatemalas…

  5. Walter Says:

    By the way, why is it taking so long for Obama’s administration to give an answer to the TPS for guatemalans?

  6. Dionisio Says:

    Que esta pasando con el presidente Colon? Porque no hace los mismo que hicieron los presidentes de los otros paises que tienen el TPS?
    Que les pida asesoriaa ellos.

  7. Dionisio Says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed.

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