ALA Council passes resolution in support of immigrant rights to access to information

Contact: Lois Ann Gregory-Wood


ALA Governance


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For Immediate Release


February 7, 2007




ALA Council passes resolution in support of immigrant rights to access to information

(CHICAGO) At the American Library Association (ALA) 2007 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, January 19 - 24, the ALA Council adopted a resolution in support of immigrant rights to access to information. The resolution states that: "America's immigrants are a strong and valuable part of the social fabric of this nation. The library community opposes all attempts at the local, state and federal level to restrict access to information by immigrants."

The resolution:

  • supports the protection of each person's civil liberties, regardless of that individual's nationality, residency, or status; and



  • opposes any legislation that infringes on the rights of anyone in the USA or its territories, citizens or otherwise, to use library resources, programs, and services on national, state, and local levels.

The 183-member ALA governing body passed ALA CD#20.2 on January 22, 2007.

To read the full document, please visit the ALA Web site at:
http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/governanceb/council/councildocuments/mwmtg2007.htm.