City Council to Vote on Immigration Motions
Including DACA, TPS, SB30 and Letters of Representation
Los Angeles—On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council will consider four immigration proposals approved by the Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee. The items include support for the DACA and TPS programs, support for the State’s Border Wall legislation (SB30), and a new program that provides letters of support for undocumented Angelinos, as additional protection against ICE enforcement.
WHAT: Immigration Proposals Before City Council
ITEM NO. 5 (17-1039)
IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION requesting and authorizing the City Attorney to either join the California Attorney General's lawsuit against the termination of the DACA Program, inasmuch as the termination of DACA disproportionately affects California residents and the State's economy, or to initiate a separate lawsuit regarding this matter on behalf of the City.
ITEM NO. 6 (17-0002-S126)
MMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program.
ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2017-18 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for any legislative or administrative action that would extend the TPS Program.
ITEM NO. 7 (17-0002-S67)
IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding SB 30 (Lara).
ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2017-18 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT of SB 30 (Lara) which would prohibit the State of California from awarding or renewing any contracts to any individual, partnership, joint venture, association or any other organization that has provided goods or services to the Federal government for the construction of a federally funded wall, fence, or other barrier along California's southern border.
ITEM NO. 8 (17-1077)
IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a program for the issuance of letters of representation to individuals at risk of deportation.
CONSIDER facilitating a connection between third party counsel and individuals interested in obtaining letters of representation as described by the Immigrant and Civil Rights Advocate, by following the options below:
a. Option A - Explore the feasibility of amending existing similar programs, as described in the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) report dated December 5, 2017, attached to the Council file.
b. Option D - Implement a pilot program that is limited to a geographic area, the number of participating private attorneys, the number of cases per attorney, length of time, or any combination of these to be considered, as described in the CLA report dated December 5, 2017, attached to the Council file.
INSTRUCT the Immigrant and Civil Rights Advocate, with the assistance of the CLA, City Attorney and other departments as needed, to take the necessary steps to carry out the above options.
INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to identify funds for the proposed letters of representation program.
INSTRUCT the CLA to expand on the LA Justice Fund for the use of a hotline number, legal representation for individuals arrested and for bail use.
INSTRUCT the CLA, with the assistance of the City Attorney and the Immigrant and Civil Rights Advocate, to report on the feasibility of amending the California Community Foundation contract to prioritize Temporary Protective Status individuals, to include a representation program, and to what type of programs are most accessible and helpful for the immigrant community.
WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District
Councilmember Jose Huizar, Fourteenth District
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
10:00 AM Council Meeting
10:30 AM Press Availability Behind Council Chambers
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
INFO: Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org
Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.