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File Number: 151569
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File Number: 151569 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-620-15 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CONDEMNING DONALD TRUMP'S REMARKS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS Introduced: 6/30/2015
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/30/2015
Agenda Date: 6/30/2015 Agenda Item Number: 14A7
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DONALD TRUMP’S RECENT RACIST AND DEROGATORY REMARKS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS
Indexes: IMMIGRATION
  CONDEMNING
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, 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

Board of County Commissioners 6/30/2015 14A7 Adopted P
REPORT: NFirst County Attorney Abigail Price Williams indicated a motion was in order to add the foregoing proposed resolution to the agenda. It was moved by Commissioner Moss that the foregoing proposed resolution be added to today’s (6/30) agenda. This motion was seconded by Chairman Monestime, and upon being put to a vote passed by a vote of 13-0. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented. Note: The foregoing proposed resolution was adopted on July 1, 2015.

County Attorney 6/30/2015 Assigned Michael J. Mastrucci

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DONALD TRUMP’S RECENT RACIST AND DEROGATORY REMARKS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS

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WHEREAS, on June 16, 2015, business magnate Donald Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization and founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, announced his candidacy for the United States presidency at Trump Tower in New York City; and
WHEREAS, during his announcement speech, Donald Trump made several racist and derogatory remarks about immigrants, referring specifically to Mexican immigrants as drug smugglers, criminals and rapists, and blaming Mexico for many of the problems in the United States; and
WHEERAS, Donald Trump’s remarks included, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”; and
WHEREAS, in response to Donald Trump’s immigration remarks, on June 25, 2015, Univisión, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, announced that it was ending its business relationship with the Miss Universe organization and part-owner Donald Trump; and
WHEREAS, on June 29, 2015, NBCUniversal also announced that it would be ending its business relationship with Donald Trump due to his immigration comments, and as a result would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants that were part of a joint venture with Trump; and
WHEREAS, this Board recognizes and appreciates the enormous contributions that immigrants have made to our community and the United States as a whole; and
WHEREAS, this Board condemns Donald Trump’s recent racist and derogatory remarks about immigrants,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board: Section 1. Condemns Donald Trump’s recent racist and derogatory remarks about immigrants.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the President and CEO of NBCUniversal, the President and CEO of Univisión, and Donald Trump.



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