Stop Exploitation of Undocumented Immigrants by Abusive Auto Seizures

Resolution Number 11-07.17

Whereas, many drivers and their families are stranded when their vehicles, their private properties, are seized at DUI checkpoints, and

Whereas, DUI checkpoints are increasingly used to seize vehicles, such that auto impoundment has increased a dramatic 53 percent statewide between 2007 and 2009, and such that in many cities, the ratio of impoundments to DUI arrests is 20 to 1, and

Whereas, The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, maintains that DUI  checkpoints target minorities, minorities communities and the poor, as well as undocumented immigrants who cannot legally obtain driver's licenses,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports efforts to restrict DUI inspections to their original purpose of curtailing drunken driving and promoting safety on our roads, and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chair of the California Democratic Party be instructed to send copies of this resolution to elected Democrats in the California State Legislature and The California Congressional delegation

Submitted by: Carlos Alcala, Chicano Latino Caucus CDP

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

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