Long Beach, CA
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File #: 18-0236    Version: 1 Name: CM - Sanctuary City
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/13/2018 Final action: 3/13/2018
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a report on the Long Beach Values Act; and Adopt resolution entitled the "Long Beach Values Act of 2018" regarding procedures for the requesting, collecting, maintaining, and disclosing of sensitive information and the enforcement of federal immigration law. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 031318-R-22sr&att.pdf, 2. 031318-R-22 Corresp.Rep. Lowenthal.pdf, 3. 031318-R-22 Corresp.Sen.DeLeon.pdf, 4. RES-18-0032.pdf, 5. 031318-R-22 PowerPoint.pdf, 6. 031318-R-22 TFF Memo.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and file a report on the Long Beach Values Act; and

Adopt resolution entitled the "Long Beach Values Act of 2018" regarding procedures for the requesting, collecting, maintaining, and disclosing of sensitive information and the enforcement of federal immigration law. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
At its September 19,2017 meeting, the City Council directed the City Manager, through the Office of Equity, to partner with local immigrant rights organizations, the Sanctuary Long Beach Coalition (Coalition), Centro CHA, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach City College, and the Long Beach Unified School District to develop a local policy that expands on immigrant protections in California Senate Bill 54, also known as the California Values Act (CVA). Policy considerations to be included were as follows:

• Protecting and advocating for local Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAMer) students;

• Preventing future deportations of Long Beach residents;

• Examining partnerships with Los Angeles County for a local legal defense fund;

• Protecting the confidentiality of local immigrant residents and their information, and ensuring no City resources are used to create registries based on religious affiliation, immigration status or any other protected class such as gender, sexual orientation, race, etc.; and

• Affirming an aggressive approach to advocating at the federal and state level for pro-immigrant polices.

Policy Development

Staff began the policy development process with a comprehensive stakeholder analysis and engagement of an interdepartmental team, including the Office of Equity, Police Department, City Attorney, and Office of Government Affairs.

?This initial step provided the foundation on which to effectively assess relevant issues; identify a method for facilitating community and organizational engagement and consensus during...

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