Resolution - No Human Being is Illegal

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) since its inception in 1929 has advocated for immigrant rights and shall continue to work with those working families; and

WHEREAS, immigrants in the United States have historically contributed to the development and growth of this country; and

WHEREAS, LULAC believes no human being is illegal, and that every human being has right to “life, liberty and security of person” as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and

WHEREAS, LULAC believes in the values of solidarity, social justice, humility, human development, love to our community, and self-development, and participatory democracy; and

WHEREAS, the rapid increase in raids, detentions, deportations; thus local, county and state anti-immigrant laws have resulted in the unrelenting tragedy of migrant deaths at the border; and

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that LULAC urge the United States to pass socially just legislation, including full labor and civil rights protections and family reunification; to place a moratorium on immigrant raids, detentions, and deportations, as well as their eventual abolition; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that LULAC urge the United States to demilitarize the border, immigration control, and end immigration-police collaboration; to support initiatives and policies that ensure healthy and stable communities including living wage jobs for all immigrants, and working people and people of color; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that LULAC urge the United States to redistribute funding from prison building, policing and criminalization to social, health and education services, family reunification, ending the backlog in visas and applications for permanent residency and citizenship, and full civil and labor rights protections for all persons , regardless of their immigration or citizenship status.


Approved this 11th day of July 2008.
Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President