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Support for Menlo Park joining Amicus Brief

From: domainremoved <Jit>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:57:04 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

My name is Abhijit Bhattacharya. My wife and I live at 1043 Henderson
Avenue. I am writing to express my support for the City joining the amicus
brief opposing Trump's Executive Order which aims to withhold federal
funding from sanctuary cities.

I grew up in California and I have spent most of my adult life here. I am
also the son of immigrant parents. I have been surrounded by undocumented
immigrants since my childhood in Los Angeles. Undocumented immigrants were
my friends, my classmates, and my teammates. Living in Menlo Park, we have
undocumented members of our community who are law-abiding community members
who have been here most of their lives. Trump's ruthless scapegoating of
our most vulnerable community members demonstrates his utter disregard for
the tolerance, charity, and unity that makes our country a shining example
to the world. Furthermore, his executive Order is an attempt to bully
cities into actions that are harmful to our relationship with the most
vulnerable in our community.

Please take action to defend civil rights in this time of crisis. Support
joining the amicus brief. Please defend our friends and neighbors who make
our community a diverse and wonderful place to live.


Abhijit Bhattacharya and Taissa Kuncio
1043 Henderson Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Received on Mon Mar 13 2017 - 22:59:43 PDT

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