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File #: M-17-4   
Type: Memorial Status: Adopted
File created: 2/6/2017 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/22/2017
Enactment date: 3/2/2017 Enactment #: M-2017-001
Title: Reaffirming The City Of Albuquerque's Commitment To Diversity And Immigrant Friendly Status, And To Safeguarding The Civil Rights, Safety And Dignity Of All Our Residents, Whether They Be Immigrants, War Refugees, People Of Color, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ People, Or People With Disabilities (Pe?a, Benton, Davis, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. M-4, 2. M-4Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/2/2017 City Clerk Enacted  Action details
3/2/2017 City Council Sent to City Clerk for Signature  Action details
2/22/2017 City Council PassedPass Action details
2/6/2017 City Council Introduced  Action details
2/6/2017 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. M-17-4 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa Pe?a, Isaac Benton, Patrick Davis & Diane Gibson


MEMORIAL
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Reaffirming The City Of Albuquerque's Commitment To Diversity And Immigrant Friendly Status, And To Safeguarding The Civil Rights, Safety And Dignity Of All Our Residents, Whether They Be Immigrants, War Refugees, People Of Color, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ People, Or People With Disabilities (Pe?a, Benton, Davis, Gibson)
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REAFFIRMING THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE'S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND IMMIGRANT FRIENDLY STATUS, AND TO SAFEGUARDING THE CIVIL RIGHTS, SAFETY AND DIGNITY OF ALL OUR RESIDENTS, WHETHER THEY BE IMMIGRANTS, WAR REFUGEES, PEOPLE OF COLOR, MUSLIMS, JEWS, LGBTQ PEOPLE, OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
WHEREAS, since the election of new National leadership there has been a sense of uncertainty and fear among many communities in Albuquerque, across our State and across the Nation; and
WHEREAS, recent Presidential Executive Orders relating to immigration enforcement have done nothing to allay those fears, and in fact contain directives that threaten to lead to family separation, endanger refugees fleeing violence and persecution, strip immigrants of their due process and discriminate against the Muslim community; and
WHEREAS , the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States recognizes the sovereign status of the states and their political subdivisions and precludes the federal government from attempting to compel state and local governments, either directly or by their use of threats to withhold federal funding, to assist the federal government in enforcing federal laws, including immigrations laws; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque City Council should not adopt policies that may violate its residents constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment such as "immigration detainers," and that exceed the government's limited warra...

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