Support For Executive Action On Immigration Reform

 

Resolution 14-11.22L

 

WHEREAS, over 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants are living and working in the United States, many of whom have long standing ties to this country including American born children, and who live in constant fear of deportation, and

WHEREAS, these immigrants are an integral part of America's workforce in all parts of our economy from agriculture to high tech and whose labor contributes millions of dollars to our economy, and

WHEREAS, the Republican-controlled House and now apparently the soon-to-be Republican-controlled Senate are unwilling or unable to tackle this issue that is of vital concern to not only those personally affected but to all Americans who value the contributions of these hard working immigrants and who empathize with their uncertain and fearful status, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party urges President Obama to take executive action to regularize the status of such undocumented immigrants including providing work permits and a path to legal status possibly including citizenship and that the President should reserve deportation for convicted criminals, those who pose a national security threat and those who crossed the border after the date of the executive order and who are not otherwise eligible for protection under federal immigration law.

Sponsored by the CDP Resolutions Committee

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Mission Bay, San Diego
November 16, 2014

 

 

 

 

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