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Pérez House Resolution 51 on Central American immigrants passes Assembly Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, a state resolution by Majority Leader Manuel Pérez calling for the humane treatment of the displaced Central American immigrants seeking refuge in California passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote of 8-1.
“I am proud of House Resolution 51, and I appreciate the support of my colleagues today in committee,” said Pérez. “As a nation of immigrants, we should not shy away from these vulnerable children. They are in a desperate situation, and I believe our response should be guided by American values and the imperative to care for those in need.”
House Resolution 51 (HR 51) makes an affirmative statement that Californians have a civic responsibility to respect the human dignity of immigrants seeking refuge in the United States and to ensure that they are afforded due process and equal protection under the law. It also makes a number of declarations, calling for state and federal efforts to promote stability, economic development, education, and the rule of law in these sending countries as a means to improve public safety and curtail mass migration. The resolution now heads to the Assembly Floor.
Since October 2013, more than 52,000 children traveling from Central America have been apprehended at the Mexico-United States border. It is anticipated that a total of 90,000 children will be detained at the border by the end of September of 2014.
In July, Pérez travelled with five other legislators to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama, where they discussed immigration, among a number of issues. Following that, Pérez was in Mexico City with Governor Brown and other legislators on a trade and investment mission, also discussing immigration policy and border infrastructure. Pérez has also toured border patrol facilities in Imperial County where many of the displaced families were held when they were re-routed from Murrieta after federal transports were blocked by protestors.
A recording of today’s Assembly hearing can be watched on the California Channel. Please visit Assemblyman Pérez’s website and follow him on Facebook.
Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) serves as the Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly. He represents the 56th district, which comprises the cities and communities of Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.
Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Success of Endorsed Democratic Party Candidates in 2014 Primary Election
While votes are still being tallied, it’s important to note that in contests where the State Party’s delegates endorsed a candidate, those candidates performed exceedingly well. In fact, 96% of candidates endorsed by the California Democratic Party moved past the primary election and will be on the ballot in November – that’s an extraordinary success rate.
Our candidates' success speaks to the importance of the Democratic Party’s endorsement in the era of the “Top Two” Primary.
Below is a tally on the performance of endorsed candidates in the 2014 primary election:
Endorsed: 9 | Moving on: 9
Endorsed: 50 | Moving on: 49
State Senate candidates
Endorsed: 16 | Moving on: 15
State Assembly candidates
Endorsed: 63 | Moving on: 60
TOTAL Endorsed: 138
TOTAL Moving on: 133
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For a complete list of endorsed California Democratic Party candidates moving on to the 2014 general election click here (endorsed candidates moving on are highlighted in blue): http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/2014_Primary_EndorsedMovingOn1.pdf
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