Madison to declare Tuesday Immigration Day of Action

Madison to declare Tuesday Immigration Day of Action

The city of Madison is joining cities across the country in proclaiming March 21 a “Cities Immigration Day of Action,” city officials said.

According to a release from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s office, the Madison Common Council will approve the resolution at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The resolution reads, in part: “Mayors across America have called on the federal government to enact comprehensive immigration reform and enforce the nation’s immigration laws in a humane manner that does not disrupt the lives of city residents, and in the absence of federal immigration reform, mayors and their cities seek strategies to protect and secure all their residents while ensuring that local law enforcement is focused on community policing.”

Officials said approval of the resolution will resolve Madison’s “solidarity with the immigration community and asserts the city’s commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness and equality.”