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File #: 160085    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/28/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/28/2016
Title: Urging the President of the United States to establish a comprehensive national policy regarding our undocumented immigrants that seeks to preserve and protect families that have fled to this country from situations of widespread violence and depravation and to also prevent future deportation raids that tear apart our communities.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature16008500.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/28/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Moved to Be Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
1/28/20160 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass16:1 Action details Not available
Title
Urging the President of the United States to establish a comprehensive national policy regarding our undocumented immigrants that seeks to preserve and protect families that have fled to this country from situations of widespread violence and depravation and to also prevent future deportation raids that tear apart our communities.

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WHERAS, On Monday, January 4, 2016 Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed that ICE authorities apprehended one hundred twenty one adults and children during raids conducted over New Year's weekend as part of a nationwide operation to deport undocumented immigrants; and

WHEREAS, The raids, supported by the Obama Administration which has targeted hundreds of families nationwide that crossed the southern border or those who have lost their documented status in the country since May 2014; and

WHEREAS, The one hundred and twenty one adults and children that were deported during the New Year's weekend raids were primarily Central American families who fled the extreme violence in their home countries to seek safety, family unity and a better life; and

WHEREAS, These coordinated raids have caused fear and insecurity among immigrant families across the City of Philadelphia, where too many undocumented immigrants fear going to work, school and the hospital in fear of being deported; and

WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia recognizes the significant economic, cultural and social contributions of its diverse and vibrant immigrant communities in our City; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 5-16 established Philadelphia as a sanctuary city by ending the unjust collaboration between City officials and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia has become a national leader in creating an immigrant friendly environment through cultural and economic initiatives; and

WHEREAS, Our City of Brotherly Love is home to families who flee extreme violence in their native countries to seek sa...

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