Below is the Council's Press Release and Resolution No. 120-17. Please see a separate open letter that I have signed onto (here) to President Trump being organized and supported by Local Progress and local government officials across the U.S.
Additionally, many who support our Council's efforts to be a welcoming city for Refugees, Immigrants and un-documented people have asked about the potential for the City of Cleveland to become a Sanctuary City.
Resolution No. 120-17 has statements within it that supports the spirit of sanctuary cities. But Cleveland City Council and the Jackson Administration could do more to codify and develop Police Orders and other tools to ensure that City resources are not deployed for the enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws.
For more information about Sanctuary Cities, see the following links:
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Code of Ordinances, Chapter 19 - Employee Authority in Immigration Matters
- City and County of San Francisco, Sanctuary City Ordinance
- The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy, By Tom K. Wong Posted on January 26, 2017, Center for American Progress
- "Sanctuary Cities" to Find Sanctuary in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 12/30/2016
CLE Press Release - City Council Welcoming City by Brian Cummins on Scribd
On a related note, thanks to the organizers and all the Greater Clevelanders that came out for the Emergency Cleveland Rally for Immigrants, Muslims,
& Sanctuary Cities held on Sunday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
|Select photos from Erik Óliver Jørgensen|