What is Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte?

Safe & Welcoming is a two-part ordinance that would increase access and provide protections for the most vulnerable in our county.

The first part of the ordinance would provide a municipal ID for all. As many as 30,000 Wyandotte residents currently have no government-issued photo ID (foster kids, immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, people without housing, victims of domestic violence, and the elderly). Such an ID can be used to prove one’s identity within the county limits and access services which could include enrolling children in school, opening bank accounts, picking up prescriptions and accessing health care.

The second part of the ordinance commits the local government to ensuring that local law enforcement will not take on front-line immigration enforcement, often referred to as “ICE non-compliance.” Under this part of the ordinance, the local government would not participate in reporting or investigating anyone’s immigration status.

By passing the Safe and Welcoming ordinance, the Unified Government can expand access to services for residents and assure that private information will not be shared with federal agencies, ensuring that no one experiences intimidation in their own county and homes.

Please take a moment to sign the petition below to show our Mayor and local Commissioners that you support #SafeandWelcomingNOW. (Personal, identifiable information will not be shared with elected officials or law enforcement.)


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