How Not to Confirm a Meeting with Mexico's President
Even if it gave Banksy some ideas, Mr. Trump's big bad wall talk didn't go over too well with the President of Mexico.
In his announcement yesterday, Trump also threatened to strip funding for cities and states that provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants.
That immediately prompted protests. Some mayors also had a few things to say:
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: "I want to say directly to anyone who feels threatened today, or vulnerable: You are safe in Boston. We will do everything lawful in our power to protect you. If necessary, we will use City Hall itself to shelter and protect anyone who's targeted unjustly."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: "There is no stranger among us. Whether you’re from Poland or Pakistan, whether you’re from Ireland or India or Israel and whether you’re from Mexico or Moldova, where my grandfather came from, you are welcome in Chicago as you pursue the American dream.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: "We will go to court immediately."
The US Conference of Mayors also boldly expressed its concern with Trump's executive order in a unified statement. Not an easy thing to pull off when your membership includes 1400 mayors leading cities all over the map.
How to help make your city a sanctuary
Tweet your support for the US Conference of Mayors statement
Contact your mayor to thank them or urge them to identify your city as a sanctuary
Connect with and support organizations working with immigrants and refugees in your city:
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
National Immigration Law Center
United We Dream
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Council on American Islamic Relations
Islamic Society of North America
National Council of La Raza
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Asian American Justice Center
National Immigration Project
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Make the Road
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
New York Immigration Coalition
National Domestic Workers Alliance
International Refugee Assistance Project