City Council passes immigration reform resolution

City Council passes immigration reform resolution

SAN DIEGO – A toned-down version of a resolution that supports comprehensive immigration legislation and a pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally was passed unanimously Tuesday by the San Diego City Council.

city-council-sd-11-sealThe document drawn up by Councilmen David Alvarez and Mark Kersey calls for support of bipartisan congressional efforts to draft comprehensive immigration reform.

That point was not included in the original version, drafted by Alvarez, which passed the council’s Rules Committee last month on a 3-2 vote along party lines, with the Democrats in favor. The resolution, which is largely symbolic, requires the approval of the full City Council.

The original resolution called for providing a “reasonable” pathway to citizenship that’s not tied to border security, especially for people who were brought to the United States as children and grew up in this country.

The document referred to “shortsighted border enforcement strategies that add…

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