Ann Arbor Council Against Arizona Law

At its July 6, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council passed a resolution expressing opposition to legislation recently enacted by the state of Arizona that requires local law enforcement to investigate a person’s immigration status when there is a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the U.S. unlawfully. [draft of resolution] Sabra Briere (Ward 1) had announced at the council’s previous meeting that she would bring a resolution like this forward. It was co-sponsored by Briere’s Ward 1 colleague, Sandi Smith. Said Smith during deliberations, “This is what Ann Arbor does.”

The resolution passed with dissent from Stephen Rapundalo (Ward 3). Marcia Higgins (Ward 4) was not at the table when the vote was taken. Mike Anglin (Ward 5) was absent.

Detailed coverage of the July 6 meeting to follow: [link]