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File #: R-19-143   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 5/6/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 5/6/2019
Enactment date: 5/24/2019 Enactment #: R-2019-031
Title: Appropriating Funds To The Chief Administrative Office In Fiscal Year 2019 To Provide Humanitarian Support For International Migrants Transiting Through Albuquerque To Sponsors Across The Country (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-143.pdf, 2. R-143Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
5/24/2019 City Clerk Published  Action details
5/17/2019 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
5/13/2019 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
5/6/2019 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
5/6/2019 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
5/6/2019 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
5/6/2019 City Council AmendedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-143 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis


RESOLUTION
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Appropriating Funds To The Chief Administrative Office In Fiscal Year 2019 To Provide Humanitarian Support For International Migrants Transiting Through Albuquerque To Sponsors Across The Country (Davis)
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APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS TRANSITING THROUGH ALBUQUERQUE TO SPONSORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
WHEREAS, in recent months there has been an influx of immigrant crossings at the United States and Mexico border; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico municipalities and counties, including Las Cruces and Santa Fe, have coordinated with the State of New Mexico to create a network of hospitality cities, ensuring that asylum seekers receive a basic medical examination, food, access to showers, clothing and toiletries, and a place to sleep, until they are connected with a sponsor across the country; and
WHEREAS, once they have received a sponsor, many asylum seekers need assistance accessing transportation to those final locations; and
WHEREAS, for many weeks, Albuquerque's Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (OIRA), working in coordination with local non-profit and faith-based organizations, have organized to provide this assistance to more than 200 new asylum seekers arriving per week, and staff of OIRA have done so as auxiliary duties to their regular assignments; and
WHEREAS, the US Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have recently increased the number of asylum seekers released into New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, the City has the capacity to assist those immigrant refugees requiring temporary shelter, food, water, emergency transportation, toiletries, and children's services.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
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