Lawmaker Ducson Nguyen says five community members came to speak in favor of the resolution and that the tabling wasn’t because of lack of support.
“It was tabled but not for any lack of support for the spirit of the resolution. It was tabled because some committee members were concerned about how complicated the language was and to make that language simpler and more accessible,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen says the resolution is to help protect vulnerable members of the community.
“So we’re not asking, you know, City staff to break the law. But that when they’re serving residents it shouldn’t be a priority to identify whether or not they are documented,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen says the committee got word from Mayor Svante Myrick, who is currently in D.C., that Attorney General Loretta Lynch could be releasing guidance this week for cities looking to craft similar resolutions.