SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner issued the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court of California striking down President Donald Trump’s executive order which would eliminate federal funding for sanctuary cities.
“Today’s order follows the law and is a just outcome for cities across the United States that understand their responsibility to protect vulnerable immigrants. Cutting off federal funding for sanctuary cities is an irrational policy decision that would take away resources away from governments that are most responsive to Americans every day. The President must be compassionate and think about the consequences of their actions and communities, like Syracuse, deserve representation that lives up to our values.
“While I expect this fight to continue, it is my hope the administration can put this destructive chapter behind them and focus on solving our country’s important issues, including funding infrastructure, creating jobs for working-class Americans, and developing a meaningful urban agenda to tackle the serious challenges facing America’s cities.”