Fixing the problems with our immigration system is clearly under the jurisdiction of the Federal government.
As we struggle to find a broad, pbi-partisan coalition of responsible leaders in Congress that can bring forth workable comprehensive immigration reform, city officials across the country are standing FIRM alongside local residents for immigrant rights.
By passing local resolutions for a moratorium on the raids, or in support of comprehensive immigration reform local officials are sending a strong message: the federal government needs to fix our immigration system, and they will not allow ICE or the BUSH administration to wreak terror and fear on their communities.
We applaud these strong voices, and we encourage other officials to follow suit. The latest innovative resolution passed by a local city council comes from Santa Cruz, where local officials have said that they will NOT support federal efforts to raid their communities. Learn more about that effort HERE