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Legislature Resolution On Release of Zhang Hongbao
 

BEIT RESOLVED BY I LIHESLATURAN CUARAN:

WHEREAS, the most important principles and precepts in the founding and formation of our great American Nation and democracy are guarantees of protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every man, woman and child, regardless of race, color, national origin or religious preference; and

WHEREAS, the fundamental right to freedom of religious belief and worship is severely restricted in the People’s Republic of China, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Zhang Hongbao, fearful for his personal well-being because of his spiritual beliefs, fled China, seeking personal safety and asylum on Guam; and

WHEREAS, because Mr. Zhang Hongbao’s arrival on Guam is classified as an “unauthorized entry,” requiring the intervention of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”), he has been detained for over one (1) year; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Zhang Hongbao’s confinement on Guam is inconsistent with the traditional Chamorro belief that freedom is fundamental to life itself, representing an embarrassment to the people of Guam since the injustice continues on our Island, the westernmost stanchion of American democracy and religious tolerance, which serves as the Pacific gateway for the great message of Lady Liberty: “Give me your tired, you poor, Your Huddled masses yearning to breathe free, … I hold my lamp beside the golden door”; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that I Mina’Bente Sais Na Liheslaturan Cuahan, in keeping with the precepts and principles which make America’s belief in fundamental human rights, calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Zhang Hongbao from detention; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Speaker certify, and the Legislative Secretary attests to, the adoption hereof and that copies of the same be thereafter transmitted to the Hoorable George W. Bush, President of the United States; to the Honorable Colin Powell, Secretary of U.S. Department of State; to the Honorable John Ashcroft, U.S. House of Representatives; to the Honorable Robert A. Underwood, Guam’s Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives; and to the Honorable Carl T.C. Gutierrez, I maga’lahen Guahan.

DULY AND REGULARLY ADOPTED ON THE 10TH DAY OF APRIL, 2001

ANTONIO R. UNPINGCO JOANNE M.S. BROWN
Speaker Senator and Legislative Secretary

 

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