Councilmember Price seconded a motion that was introduced by Councilmembers Nithya Raman, Eunisses Hernandez and Hugo Soto-Martinez and was referred to the Civil Rights, Equity, Immigration, Aging and Disability Committee. While the City has passed an Executive Directive and a resolution limiting the City’s cooperation with federal immigration agencies, no ordinance has been enshrined into municipal law. This motion calls for the Los Angeles City Attorney to present a draft ordinance within 60 days to prohibit, to the extent permissible by law, any City resources, property, or personnel from being utilized for any federal immigration enforcement, ensuring that the City protects our vulnerable undocumented community members.
Amongst the several activities that will be prohibited, some include inquiring into or collecting information about an individual’s immigration or citizenship status or place of birth unless required to provide a City service, for the sole purpose of assisting a person in matters relating to their immigration status, or as required for employment purposes and responding to any civil immigration warrant or request to detain, transfer, or notify federal authorities about the release of any individual for immigration enforcement purposes. To read the full motion, click here.