RESOLUTION NO. RS2013-760
A resolution urging the 113th Congress of the United States to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
WHEREAS, over the last decade, Tennessee was the state with the third-fastest, and Nashville was the city with the fastest, growth of foreign-born residents in the country; and
WHEREAS, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County has a proud history of being a welcoming community where new families, new businesses, and new community institutions are celebrated and valued; and
WHEREAS, Nashville understands that diversity is a cultural strength and immigrants in our community are an engine of economic growth who enrich our civic, social, and cultural life; and
WHEREAS, the current immigration policies of the U.S. government do not reflect our fundamental values as Tennesseans and Americans; and
WHEREAS, the failure of the United States Congress to enact broad immigration reform has had deep and far-reaching impacts on the economic, cultural, and political lives of our communities; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council of Davidson County is calling on the 113th Congress of the United States to make meaningful and substantive reform to our immigration policies in 2013; and
WHEREAS, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County will benefit from changes to our immigration policies that allow all new Tennesseans to fully participate and contribute to our communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That this Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as urging the 113th Congress of the United States to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.
Section 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is hereby directed to send a copy of this resolution to U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Representatives Jim Cooper and Marsha Blackburn, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Senator Bob Corker.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Steve Glover, Fabian Bedne, Megan Barry, Jason Potts, Chris Harmon, Jerry Maynard, Jason Holleman, Burkley Allen, Karen Johnson, Peter Westerholm, Brady Banks, Emily Evans, Frank Harrison, Walter Hunt
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||July 2, 2013|
|Adopted:||July 2, 2013|
|Approved:||July 5, 2013|
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