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RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN END TO THE ESCALATION OF IMMIGRATION RAIDS, DEPORTATIONS AND SEPARATION OF FAMILIES

Whereas, the Mayor and City Council of Chicago are on record in support of comprehensive immigration reform that would provide legalization and a road to citizenship for millions of undocumented people in this city and this nation; and

Whereas, the Mayor and City Council of Chicago are on record in opposition to the separation of families by the enforcement of our current immigration laws and in support of the reunification of families that have been so separated, especially those “mixed status” families with U.S. citizen children of which there are an estimated four million children currently in this country; and

Whereas, the Mayor and City Council of Chicago are on record calling for a moratorium on deportations, especially of families with U.S.
citizen children, until comprehensive immigration reform is finalized; and

Whereas, raids and deportations are increasing in scope and number in recent weeks and months, separating families; and

Whereas, 17 individuals are currently being held in the Chicago Metropolitan area with excessive bonds including mothers with infant children and fathers who are the sole support of their families; and

Whereas, national political leaders such as Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts have called for congressional investigations of these raids especially in respect to the harm caused to children by the incarceration of sole caregivers; and

Whereas, the escalation of these raids and deportations comes at a time when congress is about to begin the debate on comprehensive reform and when the President has called for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform by August of this year; and

Whereas, Chicago is home to Elvira and Saulito Arellano who have taken sanctuary in a Chicago church for seven months in a courageous act of civil disobedience against current immigration laws which would separate U.S. citizen children from their parents; NOW THEREFORE,

Be It Resolved that the Mayor and City Council of Chicago call on the President of the United States to issue an executive order to cease and desist in the execution of all raids and deportations that do not relate to our national security or to criminal activity until comprehensive immigration reform is completed and to suspend immediately all deportations of parents with U.S. citizen children and to specifically release those now held in custody in the Chicago Metropolitan area on their own recognizance; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor and City Council of Chicago urge the members of the Illinois Congressional delegation to support comprehensive immigration reform which ends the separation of families, promotes the reunification of families and provides legal status with a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million undocumented in this country; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor and City Council of Chicago offers its moral encouragement to Elvira and Saulito Arellano and reaffirms its support for the introduction of a private bill which would grant her legal permanent resident status and allow her to stay with her U.S. citizen son; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor and City Council of Chicago establish Sunday, April 29th, 2007, as "Family Unity Day" in Chicago and urges all residents to participate in a day of prayer, peaceful gathering and petitioning of their representatives for an end to the tragedy and suffering of the separation of families; and

Be It Further Resolved that suitable copies of this resolution be printed and presented to the President of the United States, to the members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, to both local and national officials of the Department of Homeland Security and to Ms.
Elvira Arellano.

DANIEL S. SOLIS EDWARD BURKE
Alderman 25th Ward Alderman, 14th Ward

BILLY OCASIO MANUEL FLORES
Alderman, 26th Ward Alderman, 1st Ward

RICARDO MUNOZ
Alderman 26th Ward


APPROVED BY A VOTE OF 45 TO O
MARCH 13TH, 2007

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Contact

Organizing Centers


    Mexico
    Tijuana
    Tuesday, May 1
    5:00 pm - Rally/March - Las Brisas Shopping Center, Blvd. Diaz Ordaz

    Workers Information Center, Cittac
    011-52-664-622-4269 • maquilatijuanasandiego@earthlink.net



    Arizona
    Tucson
    Tuesday, May 1
    8:00 am - Gather SouthGate 3300 S. 6th Ave (6th Ave & 44th St)
    9:00 am - March to Downtown Tucson
    12:00 pm - Rally at Armory Park 220 S 5th Ave

    Tucson May 1st Coalition
    PO Box 1286
    Tucson AZ 85702
    520-770-1373 • may1@iactucson.org mayday2007.iactucson.org
    Download flyers in Español and English


    California
    Davis
    Tuesday, May 1
    UC Davis Campus, Memorial Union Patio
    11-12:00 - Rally at MU patio with musicians and performers
    11:30 am - Solidarity Walk Out. Congregate at MU patio
    12:00 pm - March

    Davis Students Against War Resource
    dsawresource@gmail.com
    http://daviswiki.org/UCD_May_1%2C_2007:_Day_of_Action

    Los Angeles
    Tuesday, May 1
    12:00 pm - March at the beginning of Olympic & Broadway

    National May 1st Movement for Worker & Immigrant Rights
    5274 West Pico Blvd. #203
    Los Angeles CA 90019
    323.702.6397
    Download flyers in Español and English

    Modesto
    Tuesday, May 1
    10:00 am - Rally - Corner of Crows Landing & Hatch Rds.

    www.modestobrownberets.com/cms
    contact@modestobrownberets.com
    www.aztlanrising.com
    contact@aztlanrising.com
    Download flyers in Español/English

    Romoland
    Tuesday, May 1
    5-8:30 pm - corner of 2nd St. and Highway 74

    m_rose_d@hotmail.com

    San Diego
    Tuesday, May 1
    3:00pm - March/Rally - Corner of Park and A

    Si Se Puede Coalition
    619-309-7435 • davidschmidt2003@hotmail.com

    San Francisco
    Tuesday, May 1
    12:00 pm - Dolores Park in the Mission District
    1:00 pm - Grand March for Unconditional Amnesty to the Civic Center

    Movimiento Por Una Amnistia Incondicional/Movement for an Unconditional Amnesty
    415.287.0749
    AmnistiaSF@gmail.com

    San Francisco
    Tuesday, May 1
    7-9:00 pm - Mission & 24th Streets - Candlelight Vigil for Unconditional & General Amnesty

    Barrio Unido


    Colorado
    Denver
    Tuesday, May 1
    10:00 am - Lincoln Park

    Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
    1212 Mariposa St; Suite 5
    Denver, CO 80204
    303.893.3500 • julien@coloradoimmigrant.org www.coloradoimmigrant.org


    Illinois
    Chicago
    Tuesday, May 1
    10:00 AM – Plantón/Rally – Union Park [Ashland Ave. and Washington St.]
    12:00 PM – Marcha/March – Randolph St., Desplaines St., Jackson Blvd., Columbus Dr.
    2:00 PM – Plantón/Rally – Grant Park [Balbo Dr. and Columbus Dr.]

    March 10th Movement
    1638 S. Blue Island Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608
    877.762.7242
    Info@movimiento10demarzo.org


    Kentucky
    Louisville
    Tuesday May 1

    5-7:00 pm - Rally/March - Gene Snyder Courthouse to Jefferson Park

    The Kentucky May Day Coalition
    859-685-0387
    www.kccir.org
    Download flyers in Español and English


    Massachusetts
    Boston
    Tuesday May 1

    4:00 pm - Rally/March - Boston Common

    Boston May Day Coalition
    617.290.5614 • info@bostonmayday.org
    www.bostonmayday.org

    Chelsea
    Tuesday May 1

    2:00 pm - March from Everett City Hall
    3:00 pm - March from Chelsea City Hall
    4:00 pm - Rally in Central Square, East Boston

    Chelsea Collaborative
    300 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150
    617.889.6080 • mail@chelseacollab.org
    www.chelseacollab.org
    Download flyers in Español/English


    Michigan
    Detroit
    Tuesday May 1 - Time/Place - TBD

    Latinos Unidos/United de Michigan (LUUM)
    Rosendo Delgado - 313.887.1849
    Ignacio Meneses - 313.587.9285
    Elena Herrada - 313.974.0501
    www.luum.org
    Download flyers in Español and English


    Minnesota
    Minneapolis
    Tuesday May 1

    4:00 pm - March - Lake St. & Nicollet St.

    MN Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (MIRAC)
    651.389.9174
    www.MNImmigrantRights.net
    Download flyers in Español/English
    Download Posters in Español and English


    Nevada
    Las Vegas
    Tuesday May 1

    7:00 pm - US Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

    United Coalition for Immigrant Rights
    740 N. Eastern Avenue, Suite 110
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    ucir_lv@yahoo.com


    New Jersey
    Elizabeth
    Tuesday May 1

    11:00 am - Warinanco Park
    Mass Meeting

    NJ May 1 Coalition
    973-736-0522 • info@njmay1.org
    www.njmay1.org


    New York
    Buffalo
    Tuesday May 1
    3:00 pm - McKinley High School on Elmwood Avenue
    Marching to a Speakout at Elmwood and Bidwell
    Car caravan from there to City Hall

    Buffalo/WNY International Action Center
    iacbuffalo@action-mail.org

    New York City
    Tuesday May 1
    4:00 pm - Rally & March
    Union Square Park, 14 St. & Broadway
    Marching to Federal Plaza/ Foley Square
    (Site of the African Burial Ground)

    NYC May 1 Coalition
    55 W 17th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    646.291.2778 • www.may1.info>
    Download flyers in Español and English


    North Carolina
    Charlotte
    Tuesday May 1

    4:00 pm - Central Ave & The Plaza
    gather in front of the Harris Teeter to show our support for the Justice at Smithfield Campaign being waged by workers.
    The march will end at the vigil called by Communities for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
    6:00 - Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
    600 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
    Contact: Ruben Campillo, (704) 531-3848

    May 1st Charlotte Movement for Workers & Immigrants Rights
    704.492.8527 • may1charlotte@gamil.com
    www.may1charlotte.info

    Raleigh
    Tuesday May 1

    5-7:00 pm Rally - State Capitol

    North Carolina Justice Center
    919.856.2178 • dani@ncjustice.org
    ncimmigrants.blogspot.com


    Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh
    Tuesday May 1

    5:00 pm - Rally/March - Allegheny County Jail, 2nd Ave.
    Marching to Mellon Square Park, 6th Ave.

    Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants


    Texas
    San Antonio
    Tuesday May 1

    12:00 pm - Rally - Milam Park
    6:00 pm - March

    Southwest Workers Union
    210.299.2666
    www.swunion.org
    Download flyers in Español/English


    Washington
    Yakima
    Tuesday May 1

    3:30 pm - March - Miller Park

    Grupo Comunitario por Justicia y Derechos de los Inmigrantes
    509.457.5867 or 509.930.6532


    Wisconsin
    Madison
    Tuesday May 1

    12:00pm - Rally/March - Capitol to Brittingham Park

    Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes
    Immigrant Workers Union
    608.345.9544 or 608.446.3656
    uti.madison@gmail.com
    www.uniondetrabajadores.org
    download flyers in Español or English

    Milwaukee
    Tuesday May 1

    Un Dia Sin Latin@s/A Day Without Latin@s
    Estatal Marcha por Derechos Civiles y Boicot/Statewide Civil Rights March & Boycott
    12:00 pm - Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St.

    Voces de la Frontera
    Wisconsin Legalization Coalition
    414.643.1620 • vocesdelafrontera@sbcglobal.net
    www.vocesdelafrontera.net
    download flyers in Español/English

Endorsers

    • Adelberto Central Methodist Church
    • Alianza Nueva Nacion de Guatemala en Los Angeles
    • Angelica Salas, Director - Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los
      Angeles (CHIRLA)
    • Association Tepayac de New York
    • BAYAN-USA
    • Border Social Forum
    • Boston May Day Coalition
    • California Peace & Freedom Party
    • Centro Obrero, Michigan
    • Chris Silvera, Secretary Treasurer Local 808 Teamsters
    • Comite Pro-Amnistia y Justicia Social
    • Cynthia McKinney, former member of Congress
    • Elvira Arellano in Sanctuary Adalberto Church Chicago
    • Emma Goldman Chapter of SDS/MDS
    • Emma Lozano-Centro Sin Fronteras
    • Fr. Luis Barrios, San Romero de Las Americas Church
    • Frantz Mendes, Pres. USW L. 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers
    • Hermandad Mexicana Nacional-California-Nevada
    • Industrial Workers of the World
    • International Action Center
    • Korea Truth Commission - U.S.
    • Latinos Against War
    • LUUM-Latinos Unidos de Michigan
    • March 25th Coalition LA
    • May 1st Coalition-New York
    • MLK Jr. Bolivarian Circle, Boston
    • Most Rev. Filipe C Teixeira, OFSJC
      Northeastern Diocese of Saint Francis of Assisi, CCA
      Immigration Pastoral Center, Inc Massachusetts
    • Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
    • N.J. Civil Rights Defense Committee
    • NALAAC-National NGO Florida Convention
    • New England Human Rights Organization for Haiti
    • Northern California May 1 Coalition
    • Puerto Rican Alliance
    • San Romero de Las Americas Church-UCC
    • Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas-SME (Mexican Electrical Workers Union)
    • South Asian Network
    • Southwest Workers Union-San Antonio
    • Troops Out Now Coalition
    • UNION DE JURISTAS DE MEXICO
    • Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes
    • Union of Progressive Iranians
    • United American Indians of New England
    • United Front for Affordable Housing
    • US-Cuba Labor Exchange
    • Workers World Party
    • World Can't Wait


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