Mayor Autry’s Immigration Resolution Approved by COG
04/27/2007

At last night’s regular meeting of the Council of Fresno County Governments (COG), Mayor Alan Autry presented his resolution opposing the U.S. Government immigration raids. It was adopted unanimously by the COG Policy Board, whose membership of elected officials represents the interests of the entire County of Fresno and includes more than 15 of the largest cities within our County.

Recent immigration raids, including the most recent on Tuesday in Firebaugh, prompted concerned discussion among the members. The language in the resolution, while supporting the intent of the U.S. Government Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to remove dangerous or potentially dangerous immigrants residing in the United States illegally, condemns the resulting intimidation and removal of productive residents who benefit the regional economy.

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator 621-7795

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator 621-7795

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