On Tuesday, March 14th the Village Council will debate and vote on Draft Resolution 17-009, "A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE VILLAGE OF CORRALES AN IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AND CALLING FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF POLICIES THAT WILL REINFORCE THIS STATUS." You may view a copy of the Draft Resolution by CLICKING HERE. This resolution is being co-sponsored by Councilor Phil Gasteyer (District 3) and Councilor Ennio Garcia-Miera (District 1) at the urging of a group of concerned citizens who feel this is an important step for the Village.
Some portions of this resolution would put our administration directly at odds with Federal Law, and to me those portions are unacceptable. Beyond that, other than sending a "feel good" message of compassion, it is not really clear what the consequences of passing such a measure might be.
This issue seems to be one of great importance to people on both sides and has stirred a lot of emotions throughout our community. So, if you have strong feelings about this issue, I would urge you to appear at our meeting on Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM in the Village Council Chambers and state them. If you can't be there, please take a moment to contact your councilor by email and let them know where you stand. Councilor email addresses are available on this site as is a detailed map of Council Districts.
Mayor Scott A. Kominiak