On November 16, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued a statement following the passage of a resolution she authored in opposition to the Trump administration's "public charge" rule.
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Friday, November 16, 2018
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Councilwoman Martinez’s Resolution Against Administration’s Public Charge Rule Passes Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
Los Angeles - As the author of a resolution by the Los Angeles City Council to oppose the administration's proposed rule change, Councilwoman Nury Martinez stated:
“I am proud that the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee has taken this important step in supporting my resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s "public charge" rule. The intention of this rule change is obvious. Unless you come to this country wealthy, this administration does not want you here. As the City of Los Angeles, we are sending a loud and clear message to the president that his wish of punishing immigrants who lawfully receive public services is not welcomed here.”
As a second to the resolution, Councilmember Gil Cedillo stated, “I'd like to thank my colleague Councilwoman Nury Martinez for bringing this resolution forward for consideration. It is imperative that the City take a position in opposition of the president's 'Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds' proposed rule. This could not be more timely and falls in line with the City's previous actions to oppose egregious unconstitutional and discriminatory practices by this administration.”
Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the Assistant President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the 6th Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.