Resolution - : SUPPORTING THE CITY OF COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL IN ITSS APPROVAL OF COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM IN RESOLUTION 0093X-2010
WHEREAS, LULAC is our nation’s oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization addressing education, employment and civil rights issues in the United States of America since 1929; and
WHEREAS, immigration is a federal responsibility and comprehensive approach to solve our broken immigration system is necessary to meet the goals of ensuring a thriving and secure community and economy in Columbus and throughout the State of Ohio and the nation; and
WHEREAS, protecting the human and civil rights of immigrants and citizens is paramount to the success of Columbus, the State of Ohio and all communities in America as we move forward in the 21st Century; and
WHEREAS, the inability of government at all levels to reach consensus on a solution to immigration has created financial, cultural, and political strains in communities across America; and
WHEREAS, immigration reform must occur in a comprehensive, thoughtful manner that focuses on improving homeland security, helping integrate immigrants into the community and alleviating the costs of providing services such as public safety, language services, housing, health, education, and social services; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of a process whereby undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. may earn legalized status through payment of appropriate fees, back taxes, background checks, absence of criminal or gang activity, consistent work history, and the ability to meet, English and civics requirements will provide a means for communities to provide greater stability for our newest residents; and
WHEREAS, Congress should increase funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to provide communities with the necessary resources they need to detain criminals; and
WHEREAS, this Council supports a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill that keeps families together, upholds our values as American, promotes economic growth, and provides a long-term solution to the immigration system; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL:
That this Council request that Congress enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses: (1) border security and interior enforcement; (2) workplace enforcement (3) guest workers; (4) legalization of undocumented workers currently in the U. S.; (5) a path to citizenship for immigrants now in the country; and (6) resources to local and state jurisdiction to alleviate the local impacts of delivering services to new immigrants.
That this Council request that Congress provides adequate federal funding to help communities integrate new residents into their communities.
That this Council urges the Congress of United States and the Ohio General Assembly to adopt Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation that includes the framework outlined in Section 1 of this resolution and further urges their opposition to legislation that undermines the principals of said Section.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the League of United Latin American Citizens will continue to fully and actively support that a copy of this resolution shall be delivered to the U.S. Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, members of the Ohio General Assembly, Governor of the State, Ohio Speaker of the House and President of the Senate.”
Therefore, the intention of LULAC Columbus Council 39005 with this resolution is to bring to the consideration of said action of the Columbus City Council’s approval of resolution 0093X-2010 during our State Conference to be held in Cincinnati, OH to be observed Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at the Cincinnati Marriott River-Center, in Covington, Kentucky.
Approved this 17th day of July 2010.
LULAC National President