"I really don't believe that any of our residents should be living in a climate of fear and terror like this... People who have no real criminal behavior at all have been unjustly placed under arrest... People just came and spoke from their heart and were so clearly concerned and in a state of fear and wanting to register that something needs to be done... I was totally convinced. There was no doubt in my mind that this was happening."Her cri de coeur has resulted in:
So a new resolution passed by the city council Tuesday night calls for a moratorium on those raids until Congress takes up immigration reform.A question for the mayor: since immigration "reform" supposedly will have increased enforcement, and since it will without a doubt result in increased illegal immigration, will you sign a statement of some kind pledging support for such raids at that time, or will you just have another emotional jag and oppose those new raids? I suspect the latter, but if you want to ask her call 510-620-6503 or email Gayle_McLaughlin *at* officeofthemayor.net
It also calls for ICE agents to clearly state they are not Richmond police.
The resolution also says Richmond's police department will not cooperate with immigration agents in going after undocumented immigrants.
Immigration2007a · Thu, 02/08/2007 - 10:50 · Importance: 1