Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sanctuary City Resolution To Go Before Full Council

Much has happened since our February 10 update on the efforts to prioritize safety over immigration enforcement.

THREE MEN DETAINED IN HUDSON

On February 15, three men appearing in court were detained by immigration enforcement. The men were detained prior to conviction and are facing possible deportation. On February 17, 200 people gathered to support the immigrant community.

Columbia County Sanctuary Movement Stop Separating Families Event



LIMITING LOCAL RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

On February 21, Police Commissioner Martha Harvey and Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton issue a directive to limit police resources for immigration enforcement. The Mayor stated that this directive was important in order to adjust for the changes in immigration enforcement in our community.



LEGAL COMMITTEE PASSES RESOLUTION UNANIMOUSLY

On February 22, the Legal Committee presented the “Resolution Affirming the City of Hudson as a Welcoming and Inclusive City”, written by City Attorney Andy Howard and modeled on NY Attorney General Schneiderman’s guidelines. Both council and audience members praised the resolution. The committee voted unanimously to support it.


POLICE COMMITTEE PASSES RESOLUTION UNANIMOUSLY

On February 27, the Police Committee unanimously voted to support the “Resolution Affirming the City of Hudson as a Welcoming and Inclusive City.”




GET INVOLVED

We need broad-based support to pass meaningful protections for immigrants in Hudson. Here are three easy steps: