Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference yesterday to vow that his city will always be open to illegal aliens.

“To be clear about what Chicago is, it always will be a sanctuary city,” the mayor said Monday.

Emanuel sought to reassure those worried about Trump’s interview on “60 Minutes,” in which he said he plans to immediately deport or incarcerate up to 3 million undocumented immigrants who have criminal records.

The Chicago mayor is openly defying Donald Trump, forcing a showdown when he takes the oath of office to be president.

Trump has promised to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities.

Here is the video of Emanuel’s press conference: