Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes taking in more Latin American children caught at the border.
In his statement, the mayor says the situation along the Mexico border is a growing humanitarian crisis we can no longer ignore.
His administration is looking at ways to shelter another 1,000 children by the end of the year with the federal government paying housing costs. Emanuel also wants to offer the kids free legal counsel as they work through the immigration process.
Five hundred immigrant children are already here.