Cedillo to Chair Immigrant Affairs Ad-Hoc Committee

Cedillo to Chair Immigrant Affairs Ad-Hoc Committee

November 29, 2016

PRESS RELEASE
Cedillo to Chair Immigrant Affairs Ad-Hoc Committee
Approved by City Council in Response to Threats by President Elect Trump

Los Angeles–the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion (CF-16-1317) by Council President Herb Wesson to create an Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs to oversee and coordinate the issues of immigration and federal funding. The new committee will be Chaired by Councilmember Gil Cedillo and includes the following members: Jose Huizar (Vice-Chair), Nury Martinez, Curren Price, and David Ryu.

“I am honored to be named chair of this important committee, it is rather timely. We are at a point in our nation’s history where the City of Los Angeles needs to have a voice at the federal level when it comes to defending those Angelenos without immigration status,” exclaimed Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “We cannot side idle and allow the threat to cuts in federal funding dictate the City’s stance on immigration policy. We stand firm on our commitment to the immigrant population and honor the role they play in making this City a vibrant and culturally rich world class destination,” added Cedillo.

The City Council voted unanimously (13 - 0 - 2) to approve the ad-hoc committee. The motion now goes to the Mayor’s office for signature and concurrence. The committee is expected to meet for the first time before the end of the year, schedules permitting.

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. For more information, please visit www.GilCedillo.com.

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