'We Do Not Stand Down': Sanctuary Cities Vow to Fight Trump's Order

September 30, 2020 0 By PENTICTONLAWYERS

Sanctuary cities are already fighting back against President Donald Trump’s executive order on Wednesday to strip them of funding if they protect undocumented immigrants.

Mayors and lawmakers from around the country assured Trump that they would fight him on the order and refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. The promises of shelter came one after the other on Wednesday and Thursday.

“If people want to live here, they’ll live here. They can use my office. They can use any office in this building,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “I will use all of my power within lawful means to protect all Boston residents—even if that means using City Hall itself as a last resort.”

California Senate Leader Kevin de Leon: “These are spiteful and mean-spirited directives that will only instill fear in the hearts of millions of people who pay taxes, contribute to our economy and our way of life. We will have no part in their implementation.”

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: “This city will not be bullied by this administration. We believe we have the rule of law and the courts on our side.”

Detroit City Council member Raquel Castañeda Lopez: “We do not stand down to our commitment to being a sanctuary city. We don’t stand down to our commitment to being a welcoming city. We do not stand down to our commitment to welcoming refugees.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio: “We are going to fight this, and cities and states around the country are going to fight this.”

“The minute any specific action to withhold funding were to occur, that’s when Zach Carter is in court the next hour,” de Blasio said, referring to the city’s corporation counsel.