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File #: 180486    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2018 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/10/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution urging the President and U.S. Congress to develop a policy to reunite the children and parents who were separated when they were detained while crossing the border between the United States and Mexico.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Indexes: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Attachments: 1. Returned Mail from Congressman 6th, 2. Returned Mail from Congressman 8th, 3. Senator Tammy Baldwin Letter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/19/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/10/20180 COMMON COUNCIL RECONSIDERED AND ENTERED IN JOURNAL

Minutes note: Ald. Perez moved to take this file from Committee and to replace the Original with the Proposed Subbstitute. He further move for adoption of the file as amended. Entire Common Council was added for sponsorship of this file. There were no objections.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/10/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/10/20180 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/2/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/25/20180 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
180486
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
COMMON COUNCIL
Title
Substitute resolution urging the President and U.S. Congress to develop a policy to reunite the children and parents who were separated when they were detained while crossing the border between the United States and Mexico.
Analysis
This resolution urges the President of the United States and U.S. Congress to develop a policy to reunite the children and parents who were separated when they were detained while crossing the border between the United States and Mexico. This resolution further opposes both the policy and action of having separated children from their parents.
Body

Whereas, The media has released audio recordings of children, locked in cages, crying and screaming for their parents, from whom they have been separated by the U.S. government; and

Whereas, Some of the children are as young as breastfeeding infants; and

Whereas, Guards have been documented mocking the cries of the children; and

Whereas, Workers at the facilities where the children are kept have been instructed not to comfort the children; and

Whereas, In some instances, the children have been instructed not to hug one another or to offer similar comfort, and some siblings have been separated; and

Whereas, Many people can remember the experience of being temporarily separated from parents while very young children, and feeling the fear and uncertainty of the unknown whether they will be reunited with their parents, and that moment is only temporary until the parents are located just around the corner; and

Whereas, The separation is not as fleeting for these children separated by the U.S. government, as some estimates are that these children may go weeks, months, years, or even permanently without seeing their families; and

Whereas, The numbers of separated children have been estimated as at least 2,000 and rising; and

Whereas, Some of the children have already been lost in the system; and

Whe...

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