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Record No: Res 31779    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 10/3/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming The City of Seattle's support of immigrant communities; stating its support of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program; recognizing the roots and community DACA recipients have built in the Seattle/King County region and beyond, and The City of Seattle's commitment to an inclusive, welcoming City and advancing policies to protect vulnerable communities while denouncing national and federal policies and rhetoric targeting immigrants and immigrant communities.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION affirming The City of Seattle's support of immigrant communities; stating its support of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program; recognizing the roots and community DACA recipients have built in the Seattle/King County region and beyond, and The City of Seattle's commitment to an inclusive, welcoming City and advancing policies to protect vulnerable communities while denouncing national and federal policies and rhetoric targeting immigrants and immigrant communities.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle values its ethnic, racial, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity, which is a source of strength in Seattle and beyond, and the City Council is committed to ensuring that all our residents can live and pursue their livelihoods in peace and prosperity; and
WHEREAS, the Trump Administration continues its campaign to compel local municipalities to enforce federal immigration law, and efforts by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to expand its deportation powers through local enforcement of immigration law erode community safety and trust in the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and other local law enforcement agencies; and
WHEREAS, compelled collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE erodes trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities, causing a "chilling effect" which results in immigrants being less likely to report crimes, act as witnesses in criminal investigations and prosecutions, or provide intelligence to law enforcement;1, 2 and
WHEREAS, immigration has been linked to decreases in violent and property crimes in urban cities,3 and immigrant communities help maintain public order, safety, and security in the entire City; and
WHEREAS, Section 4.18.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code and Resolutions 30355, 30796, and 31730 as adopted by The City of Seattle affirm the City's commitment to maintaining Seattle as an inclusive Welcoming City where City depa...

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