Home > Legislation, Passed, Resolutions, Senate, Signed > Resolution SR 1029: Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws

Resolution SR 1029: Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws


Agenda Item: Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws Date: May 10, 2010

Committee: Of the whole

Sponsors: Alexander Barrio, College of Law Senator; Chris Cabral, College of Arts and Sciences Senator;

Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Resolution In Opposition to the Recently Passed Arizona Law Relating to the Enforcement of United States Immigration Laws

WHEREAS, on Friday, April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, which would require immigrants to at all times keep in their possession documents verifying their immigration status;

WHEREAS, Arizona’s new law would require that an attempt be made to determine the immigration status of a person during any legitimate contact with a state official or agency, including a county, city, town or political subdivision, if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the country illegally;

WHEREAS, Arizona’s law would also allow a law enforcement officer, without warrant, to arrest a person whom that officer has probable cause to believe  has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the United States;

WHEREAS, Arizona state officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions are able to receive and maintain information on aliens’ immigration status and exchange that information with any other governmental entity for the purpose of determining whether an alien is in compliance with federal registration laws, among other purposes;

WHEREAS, the new Arizona law has other provisions that could potentially create a class of citizens that are considered suspect based on their ethnicity or country of origin;

WHEREAS, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), which is an arm of the federal government, is the appropriate authority to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, and not states and local governments;

WHEREAS, President Obama and the United States Congress should immediately engage in comprehensive and uniform immigration reform, so as to prevent the imposition of varying legal burdens on aliens throughout the United States,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Student Government Association, that this body:

Section 1.        Opposes the State of Arizona’s recently adopted immigration law (SB 1070) and Urges President Obama and the United States Congress to immediately begin the process of reforming the nation’s immigration policy, so as to provide for uniform immigration laws throughout the United States.

Section 2.        Directs the Clerk of the Council to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to President Barack Obama, the United States Congress, United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, United States Senators Nelson and Lemieux, and members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.

Section 3.        Directs the University Administration to transmit a copy of this resolution to other universities and colleges in Florida and urge them to pass similar resolutions.

In favor: 18; Opposed:0; Abstentions:0; Status: Signed

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: