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Lathrup Village, Michigan

City/Town: Lathrup Village
County: Oakland
State: Michigan
Congressional District: (click to contact Rep.) 12

Population (2000 Census): 4,236
Date Passed: 04/05/04

Resolution Urging the Federal Government and its agencies and institutions to affirm and uphold civil rights and civil liberties under the U.S.A. Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56) and related Federal orders since 9/11/01

Approved by: Lathrup Village Council

WHEREAS, The City of Lathrup Village is proud of its tradition of protecting the civil rights and liberties of its residents and these rights and liberties are essential to maintain a democratic society.

WHEREAS, the City of Lathrup Village has a diverse population, including recent immigrants whose contributions to community are important to its economy, culture and civil character

WHEREAS, the members of the City Council of Lathrup Village believe that there is no inherent conflict between national security and maintain Liberty –Americans can be simultaneously safe and free: and

WHEREAS, The City of Lathrup Village has been supporting member of the National League of Cities; and

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2003, the National League of Cities, passes a resolution affirming the principles of federalism and civil liberties

WHEREAS, the US Attorney General has stated that the federal government may ask local police departments to enforce federal immigration law

WHEREAS, government security measures that undermine fundamental rights do destroy the American Institutions and values that the resident of the City of Lathrup Village hold dear; and

WHEREAS, Federal, State and Local government should protect the public from terrorist attacks, such as those occurred o n September 11, 2001, but should do so in a rational and deliberative fashion in order to ensure the security measures enhance the public safety on civil liberties; and

WHEREAS, further federal legislation may be proposed and the Lathrup Village city council is concerned about any further undermining of civil liberties and freedom across the United States;

RESOLVED, the Lathrup Village City Council reaffirms its strong support for fundamental constitutional rights and its opposition to federal measures that infringe on civil liberties; and

RESOLVED, that the Lathrup Village City Council strongly supports the rights of immigrants and opposed measures that single out individuals for legal scrutiny or enforcement activity based solely on their country of origin and or religion;

RESOLVED, that the City of Lathrup Village calls upon federal, state and local officials, upon Lathrup Village agencies, to affirm and protect civil rights and civil liberties and

RESOLVED, that the City of Lathrup Village transmit copies of this resolution to state and federal congressional members.


Community Group / Coalition: Oakland County Bill of Rights Defense Committee