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File #: 67654    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City Attorney to join as amicus in any cases related to immigration and the City's policy of being open and welcoming
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/25/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00722
Title: Authorizing the City Attorney, in consultation with the Mayor, to join the City as amicus in any cases related to immigration which promote or impact Madison’s policy of being an open and welcoming city for immigrants.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Nasra Wehelie, Syed Abbas, Jael Currie, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Regina M. Vidaver, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
Authorizing the City Attorney, in consultation with the Mayor, to join the City as amicus in any cases related to immigration which promote or impact Madison’s policy of being an open and welcoming city for immigrants.
Body
WHEREAS, On February 27th, 2018, the Madison Common Council reaffirmed the City of Madison as an open and welcoming city and recognizing the contributions of immigrants to the city (RES-18-00135); and,

WHEREAS, On July 10th, 2018, the Madison Common Council rejected the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their families at the border, calling on Congress to immediately halt this inhumane policy, and enact fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform (RES-18-00528); and,

WHEREAS, On March 21st, 2017, the Madison Common Council proclaimed March 21, 2017, as “Cities’ Immigration Day of Action” (RES-17-00208); and,

WHEREAS, Amicus briefs are filed in court cases by municipalities who are strongly invested in the outcome of cases, but are not themselves party to the cases and Amicus briefs can present additional information and context to the legal issue being decided and can be time sensitive and require immediate action; and

WHEREAS, on September 17, 2019, the Madison Common Council authorized the City Attorney, in consultation with the Mayor, to join the City as amicus in any cases related to immigration where the position of the state or federal government is contrary to Madison’s policy of being an open and welcoming city for immigrants (RES-17-57432); and

WHEREAS, new and ongoing litigation continues to potentially impact immigration policy and the City of Madison’s commitment to providing an open and welcoming environment for immigrants to live, work and thrive.

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council again
reaffirm their commitment to being an open and welcoming city for immigrants and to support efforts consistent with that c...

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