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Record No: Res 31822    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 6/29/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming the human right to family unity and expressing opposition to the Trump Administration's practices separating and/or detaining migrant families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, and strong concern about the Trump Administration's lack of family reunification plans for over 2,300 children and their parents or guardians and ongoing detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the applicable international human rights framework.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION affirming the human right to family unity and expressing opposition to the Trump Administration's practices separating and/or detaining migrant families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, and strong concern about the Trump Administration's lack of family reunification plans for over 2,300 children and their parents or guardians and ongoing detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the applicable international human rights framework.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") condemns separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as an egregious violation of human rights and an immoral act of violence and trauma targeting migrants and immigrants seeking safety and asylum; and
WHEREAS, Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United nations (U.N.) General Assembly in 1948 and endorsed by the United States, provides that "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution"; and
WHEREAS, Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1989, declares that "States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being, taking into account the rights and duties of his or her parents, legal guardians, or individuals legally responsible for him or her, and, to this end, shall take all appropriate legislative and administrative measures"; and
WHEREAS, Article 16 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1984 and of which the United States is a State Party, provides that "Each State Party shall undertake to prevent in any territory under its jurisdiction other acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment which do not amount ...

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