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File #: 18-0093R    Version: 0 Name: The Reunification of Families
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 7/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2018
Enactment #:
Title: The Reunification of Families For the purpose of calling on the Federal Government to immediately reunify all families separated under the “zero tolerance” immigration policy, to end contracts with private prisons and jurisdictions benefitting from the incarceration of families, and to reconstitute and repurpose ICE; calling on Governor Hogan and the State of Maryland to ensure no State resources are used to separate families and calling on jurisdictions around the State to disentangle local law enforcement from immigration enforcement; and for the purpose of expressing Baltimore’s opposition to the separation and prolonged detention of families.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Bill Henry, President Young, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Families, Reunification
Attachments: 1. 18-0093R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_18-0093R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
title
The Reunification of Families
For the purpose of calling on the Federal Government to immediately reunify all families separated under the “zero tolerance” immigration policy, to end contracts with private prisons and jurisdictions benefitting from the incarceration of families, and to reconstitute and repurpose ICE; calling on Governor Hogan and the State of Maryland to ensure no State resources are used to separate families and calling on jurisdictions around the State to disentangle local law enforcement from immigration enforcement; and for the purpose of expressing Baltimore’s opposition to the separation and prolonged detention of families.
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Whereas, Baltimore City has benefitted culturally, socially, and economically from the diversity of its residents, including more than 45,000 immigrants from around the world.

Whereas, In 2011, to recognize and uphold the constitutional rights of immigrants to be protected against unreasonable seizures, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution in opposition to the federal Secure Communities Program.

Whereas, The Mayor of Baltimore issued an executive order in 2012 to establish policies of the Baltimore City Police Department and all city agencies to protect access to police protection and public services...

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