Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 101464
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File Number: 101464 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-554-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: OPPOSING ARIZONA'S LAW S.B. 1070 Introduced: 6/3/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/4/2010
Agenda Date: 5/4/2010 Agenda Item Number: 14A5
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE 101118. Title: RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE STATE OF ARIZONA’S RECENTLY ADOPTED LAW (SENATE BILL 1070) RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION LAWS; REQUIRING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT ALIENS AT ALL TIMES CARRY AN ALIEN REGISTRATION DOCUMENT AND PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL UPON ''REASONABLE SUSPICION'' THAT SUCH PERSON IS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN; AND URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY REFORM THE NATION’S IMMIGRATION POLICY TO PROVIDE FOR UNIFORM IMMIGRATION LAWS (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 101118)
Indexes: IMMIGRATION
  LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 6/3/2010 Assigned Martin W. Sybblis

Board of County Commissioners 5/4/2010 14A5 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Martin Sybllis read the following amendments into the record as requested by Commissioner Sorenson: 1) that language be added to the end of Section 1 on handwritten page 4: “That this Board also urges the Arizona State Legislature to immediately repeal Senate Bill 1070”; and 2) that language be added to Section 2 on handwritten page 4: “That the Clerk of the Board is also asked to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Senate President Robert Burns, and Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams". Commissioner Barreiro noted that the State of Arizona legislation would hopefully encourage the United States Congress to address the immigration issue. Vice-Chairman Diaz noted his efforts on behalf of children born in the United States whose immigrant parents were removed from this County. He said that although immigration laws were necessary, he disagreed with the State of Arizona’s method of targeting a specific group of people. Commissioner Jordan noted the State of Arizona legislation was unjust, inhumane, profiling, anti-immigrant, and anti-people. She expressed her desire that the United States Congress establish uniform immigration laws. Commissioner Sosa noted that serious immigration reform was needed. She also noted that diversity was respected in Miami-Dade County and her opposition to the methods being adopted in Arizona. It was moved by Commissioner Sosa that this proposed resolution be adopted as amended to incorporate the amendments read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Martin Sybllis. The motion was seconded by Vice-Chairman Diaz and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 12-0 (Commissioner Martinez was absent).

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE STATE OF ARIZONA’S RECENTLY ADOPTED LAW (SENATE BILL 1070) RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION LAWS; REQUIRING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT ALIENS AT ALL TIMES CARRY AN ALIEN REGISTRATION DOCUMENT AND PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL UPON “REASONABLE SUSPICION” THAT SUCH PERSON IS AN ILLEGAL ALIEN; AND URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY REFORM THE NATION’S IMMIGRATION POLICY TO PROVIDE FOR UNIFORM IMMIGRATION LAWS

BODY
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; and
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; and
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; and
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; and
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; and
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; and
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,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
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. This Board also urges the Arizona State Legislature to immediately repeal SB 1070.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board 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, the Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Senate President Robert Burns, and Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams.
Section 3. Directs the County’s federal lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and authorizes and directs that the 2010 and 2011 Federal Legislative Packages be amended to include this item.



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