The Mayor of the City of Albuquerque NM, Mr. Richard Berry (R), recently introduced a new 'immigration policy' which will require authorities to check the immigration status of everyone arrested effectively making Albuquerque the first city to follow Arizona's bigoted new immigration law.
This new policy has been criticized by immigrants' rights groups because it will undermine community policing and fuel the immigrant communities’ already existing perception of local police as immigration agents.
We can stop the implementation of this very negative policy! City Councilman Rey Garduno is introducing a measure on Monday, May 17th to the City Council to overturn Mayor Berry's new immigration policy.
Please tell the Albuquerque City Council to vote in favor of overturning Mayor Berry's mistake on May 17th.
This new policy will undermine community policing by fueling the perception of local police as immigration agents making people unwilling to come forward and collaborate with law enforcement. It will also divert valuable law enforcement resources away from fighting crime.
Please stop the implementation of this harmful policy by voting in favor of City Councilman Rey Garduno's measure on Monday, May 17th, and let Mayor Berry know that Albuquerque is not Arizona.