Monday, June 23, 2008

Hutto Resolution Passes State Resolution Committee (Dem. Party)

More news on the Hutto Resolution!  For those of you just tuning in, the resolution was submitted and adopted at over 60 the Texas Democratic Party primar precincts March 3. In the county delegate conventions March 29, the resolution passed in Travis, Williamson, and Brewster Counties. now reports that the Texas Democratic Party Resolution Committee has passed the Hutto Resolution, one of only 100 resolutions passed out of the 2,000 proposed. 

The current resolution reads:


WHEREAS border protection is important to the security of the nation as a whole;

WHEREAS immigration affects the economic and social well-being of both the United States and Mexico;

WHEREAS a private firm re-opened the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility in Taylor, Texas, for the purpose of detaining immigrant and asylum-seeking families who are awaiting immigration proceedings,

WHEREAS it is not appropriate to convert a medium-security prison and rename it as a family detention center where children are detained with their families and some children are separated from their families;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Texas Democratic Party add to its platform that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security should consider all alternatives to the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families with children, and must reunite children with their families; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a child who is brought into this country by a family member shall not be subject to criminal sanctions, and the child's presence in the U.S. shall not be defined as unlawful.

We echo the congratulations on this good news.  Deepest thanks to everyone for their hard work.  Keep up the pressure!