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Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco’s Lawsuit Against President Trump

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding San Francisco’s federal lawsuit against President Trump’s Executive Order regarding Sanctuary Cities:

“Today, City Attorney Dennis Herrera on behalf of San Francisco filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump’s administration that will protect San Francisco’s Sanctuary City status.

I commend City Attorney Herrera and his team for their swift action on this filing to protect our Sanctuary City.

The misguided Executive Order makes our cities less safe, and we believe, is unconstitutional. If President Trump is truly invested in making America safer, then it is imperative that the new administration and Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform.

We need strong cities to continue to push our nation forward. San Francisco will not standby as the safety of our residents and cities, and the values we stand for are compromised.

Let today’s lawsuit be a reminder to the nation that San Francisco is a city that fights for what is right. We will not waver in our commitment to protect our residents.

For Mayor Lee and City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s live remarks: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ypJdLpoRMrJW

For more on San Francisco’s federal lawsuit: http://bit.ly/2ko5wyN