Anaheim City Council Approves Immigration Reform Resolution

This came over the transom from the City of Anaheim last week, but still worth sharing:

ANAHEIM PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COMPREHENSIVE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION REFORM

 ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 18, 2013)  At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved a Resolution in support of comprehensive federal immigration reform.  The Resolution encourages the United States Congress to adopt and enact immigration reform based on six main principles, many of which have been outlined by both business and labor groups working in collaboration to promote reform at the federal level. 

As outlined in the resolution, the immigration reform would provide a path to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, focus on securing international borders while providing practical controls, improve the current visa program, assess the labor market’s needs accurately and admit foreign workers based on those needs, increase workforce talent outreach programs, and effectively process the backlog of existing visa applications streamlining the process.   

“Anaheim’s Resolution calls for immigration reform based in humanity that will address practical realities that we face at the local level,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. 

“This is a defining moment,” stated Council Member Jordan Brandman who asked for the Resolution to be placed on the agenda. “Labor, business, and community leaders across the country have joined forces in support of enacting comprehensive immigration reform. It was my honor to bring this matter forward for Council consideration in Anaheim – where we continue to set the standard for visionary leadership and respectful understanding by the passage of this Resolution.” 

As outlined in the City’s Resolution, the City Clerk has been directed to send a copy to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representative, the President of the United States Senate, and the Members of the 113th Congress representing the City of Anaheim. 

A copy of the Resolution can be accessed by clicking here.

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