There’s only one Democrat on the Anaheim City Council and last Tuesday’s City Council meeting proved it as the four Republicans on the council rejected Council member Jordan Brandman’s proposal to have to city communicate to President Obama a desire to end deportations of undocumented immigrants in the city. The proposal Brandman offered was almost identical to one adopted in last month by the Los Angeles City Council and supported by 29 Congressional Democrats, according to the Los Angeles Times.
From the story in the LA Times:
“Brandman’s resolution called on the city to write a letter asking Obama to expand the deferred action program to include all undocumented immigrants without serious criminal histories.
The program, which was announced by Obama in June 2012, has allowed hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally.
In response to a protester calling on him to end deportations, Obama said in November he does not have the power to do so.
Brandman said he decided to push the resolution after he was approached by local labor groups, including Teamsters Local 952, the SEIU and Justice for Janitors.”
From the dais, Tait said: “To ask a president to ignore a law, to ignore an oath that he took, I don’t think it’s good for a mayor to do that.”
Instead, the council adopted a position to restate a resolution they passed in 2013 that supports immigration reform that includes a path to residency and/or citizenship for undocumented immigrants here today.