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Posted on: April 5, 2018

City Council reaffirms commitment to diversity and inclusion

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By a vote of 3-2, the City Council voted to pass the diversity and inclusion resolution, which welcomes both native born and immigrants to the City of San Gabriel. In the past, the City has made it known that its police officers do not enforce immigration law.

With the passage of this resolution, the City reaffirms SB 54, prohibiting state and local law enforcement from using resources to “investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest people for enforcement purposes.” City employees will also not request, maintain or disclose information regarding a person’s citizenship or immigration status when providing a City service except as otherwise required by law.

Vice Mayor Pu, Councilmember Liao and Councilmember Menchaca voted in favor of the motion, while Mayor Harrington and Councilmember Costanzo voted against.

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