PR21-617, SOTC re Federal Immigration Raids


PR 21-617, Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on PR 21-617, Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016.” The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in the Council Chamber of the John A. Wilson Building.

The stated purpose of PR 21-617 is to declare the Sense of the Council that all residents of the District deserve safety and security, regardless of immigration status, and that the Council opposes federal raids that jeopardize resident’s privacy, safety, and security on suspicion of immigration status issues.

Those who wish to testify are asked to telephone the Committee of the Whole, at
(202) 724-8196, or email Michael Battle, Legislative Assistant, at, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business [day of week, date 2 days before]. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on [date 2 days before] the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses. A copy of PR 21-617 can be obtained on, or through the Legislative Services Division (Room 10) of the Secretary of the Council’s office.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2016.