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File #: 13-510    Version: 1 Name: Reso Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Type: Resolution - Council Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/21/2013 Final action: 10/21/2013
Enactment date: 10/21/2013 Enactment #: Reso 2013-133
Title: ADOPT: Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (urges Congress to enact a comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a clear pathway to citizenship)
Sponsors: Chris Zapata
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ADOPT: Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (urges Congress to enact a comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a clear pathway to citizenship)

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WHEREAS, immigrants have made valuable contributions to the progress of the United States and enriched the social, economic, cultural and civic life of our nation; and

WHEREAS, the current immigration policy debate has significant implications and lasting potential impacts for San Leandro residents and future generations; and

WHEREAS, nearly 500,000 residents who were born outside of the United States, including an estimated 124,000 of these immigrants, live in Alameda County; and

WHEREAS, a comprehensive immigration reform plan should implement a system that provides a clear, fair, and affordable road to citizenship while promoting long-term solutions to the health, safety and economic well-being of all individuals and communities; and

WHEREAS, cities rely on sales tax and other revenue generated by businesses, visitors, and residents, both U.S.- and foreign-born; and the local and Bay Area economies have a need for a quality high-skilled workforce to increase economic competitiveness; and

WHEREAS, the success of the future workforce and economy depend on immigration legislation that will provide equal access to educational opportunities for all children living in the U.S. without the threat of poor economic status or deportation of family members or loved ones, and

WHEREAS, a pathway to citizenship that encourages family reunification, including for same sex-couples, also supports opportunities for workers, their families and employers to grow as well as advance the skill and independence of future generations, and

WHEREAS, the City of San Leandro recognizes the human rights and dignity of all residents, regardless of immigration status, and supports a clear pathway to citizenship that will help more residents qualify for vital, tax saving sub...

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