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File #: 190557    Version: 0
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution urging the United States Congress to introduce and pass legislation that would create a three-year renewable visa program for spouses and parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Indexes: FEDERAL LEGISLATION
IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Number
190557
Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
COMMON COUNCIL

Title
Resolution urging the United States Congress to introduce and pass legislation that would create a three-year renewable visa program for spouses and parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients.

Analysis
This resolution urges the United States Congress to introduce and pass legislation that would create a three-year renewable visa program for spouses and parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status recipients.

Body

Whereas, The practice of separating children from their families is an arbitrary interference in family life, and the separation of children from their parents is a violation of human rights; and

Whereas, The United Nations human rights office has stated that the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from migrant families entering the United States violates their rights and international law, and the United Nations urges an immediate halt to the practice; and

Whereas, The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in San Diego, calling for a halt to the practice of separating children of migrants from their parents and for reunification of families; and

Whereas, The struggle to protect the rights of children to stay with their families is deeply embedded in our nation’s history from its original perpetration during the genocide of native Americans and the holocaust of slavery when children were torn from their parents; and

Whereas, The U.S. Congress previously urged former president Barack Obama to issue executive orders to temporarily prevent deportations that separate families with U.S.-born children or children eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); and

Whereas, President Obama issued executive orders that provided the deferral of deportation and the provision of work permission...

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