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USSA Resolution Condemning Deportation Raids

USSA Resolution Condemning Deportation Raids

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Jan 11, 2016
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Resolution Condemning Deportation Raids From United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

WHEREAS, the United States is home to an approximated 12.5 million undocumented individuals who contribute to American society and come from mixed status families;

WHEREAS, Undocumented youth across the nation are seeking to receive a higher education within the United States to better the lives of their families, themselves, and American society.

WHEREAS, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has recently announced and carried out massive deportation raids across the United States to deport undocumented individuals residing in the United States;

WHEREAS, the majority of the individuals targeted are children and families who sought refuge in the United States after experiencing violence, poverty, and political instability in Central/Latin America;

WHEREAS, the United States Congress has failed to pass a bipartisan bill to address the immigration issues (including refugees) that affect so many individuals in the U.S.;

WHEREAS, Immigration officers and attorneys are not limited to pursuing individuals who are not identified as a priority, meaning that ICE holds discretion on how they chose to carry out the raids;

WHEREAS, a majority of the individuals targeted do not have a violent record;

WHEREAS, the Obama administration has set a set a record and has deported more than 2.3 million undocumented individuals since 2008;

WHEREAS, these actions on behalf of the Obama Administration contradict the previous proposed executive actions of the expansion of DACA and DAPA. That were purposely passed to protect children of refugees from deportation;

WHEREAS, these actions consisting of attacks and raids on the undocumented community have created a threatening and unsafe environment across the nation;

WHEREAS, These intended deportations endanger children and families by sending them back to their countries of origin where they were suffering of poverty, violence, and political instability;

WHEREAS, These actions could potentially tear apart families, all of which are of different class, ethnicity/race, etc.;

WHEREAS, the U.S. is considered a home to these individuals who seek to better their future and contribute to their communities;

WHEREAS, USSA has historically been one of the first organizations in advocating for undocumented students access to higher education and other educational resources;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the United States Students Association denounce the continued targeted raids and attacks on undocumented communities;

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the United States Students Association demand for an end to the ICE raids across the nation.

 

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