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File #: RES 18-1051    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/20/2018
Title: Condemning separation of immigrant and refugee families and calling for the immediate end of the Trump administration’s Zero-Tolerance Policy.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Amy Brendmoen, Samantha Henningson, Chris Tolbert
Condemning separation of immigrant and refugee families and calling for the immediate end of the Trump administration’s Zero-Tolerance Policy.

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is a place where all are welcomed, where all families are valued, and where we recognize and cherish every child’s right to health, happiness, comfort, and security; and

WHEREAS, immigrants and refugees have prospered, and contributed substantially to economic growth and revitalized neighborhoods in the City of Saint Paul; and

WHEREAS, since 2014, children and families have fled to the United States because of violence and gang activity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras; and

WHEREAS, on April 6, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified all United States Attorney’s Offices of the Zero-Tolerance policy, which inhumanely detains all immigrant adults at the United States Boarder, without evidence in border-crossing offenses, regardless if they have children with them or not; and

WHEREAS, after the Zero-Tolerance policy was implemented, within 6 weeks, from April 18 to May 31st, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security officials reported that 1,995 children, as young as 18 months, were taken from 1,940 adults of immigrants being prosecuted of illegal entry; and

WHEREAS, more inhumane separations of families legally seeking asylum are unaccounted for, reportedly the number of separated families at an official border crossing of legal asylum-seeking immigrants have not been included in the report from DHS; and

WHEREAS, under the Zero-Tolerance policy, children are traumatically and forcibly separated from their parents, immediately transported into detention in United States custody and denied parental contact, in different states than their parents, including Saint Paul, Minnesota, where children are being processed for indefinite stays throughout the foster care system; and

WHEREAS, Department of Health and Human Services shelters are at near full capacity, with th...

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6/20/2018 10:21 PMSharon Anderson   Wed.20June2018 To the Above Named; St.Paul City Council,Mayor Carter et al PLEASE Take Legal and written notice, Issues; Council person Dai Thao legal asian immigrant, DFL in Sanctuary City St. Paul,MN, must apologize to the President of the United States Donald Trump. a. Today in Duluth Trumpy4Truth Rally. b. Trump signed Ex Order c. USSC 10-1032 titled Magner vs. Gallagher must be reopened based on the DFL Nat. Chair Tom Perez and Co Chair Keith Ellison complicit via Fraud had Case Dismissed acting in concort with former Mayor Chris Coleman,complicit with David Lillhaug,complicit with Sara Grewing, given Judships as Political Bribes. d. Steinhauser never gave up or was made Whole, Lawyer Miche +2 -2 1