Mayor Lee’s Statement on White House Executive Orders
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Orders:
“The announcements today are not new, or unexpected. I want to assure the residents of San Francisco that today, nothing changed.
We are and will remain a Sanctuary City.
As mayor, I am required to keep our City safe and healthy and that is exactly why we standing by our Sanctuary City status. In a Sanctuary City, if a woman is assaulted, she does not have to fear reporting her attacker to the police because of her immigration status; children have access to education and the opportunity to learn and contribute to San Francisco’s future; and all residents have access to immunizations and healthcare, because disease does not recognize documentation.
A Sanctuary City is a safe and healthy city.
If we truly want to make America safer, then I urge the new administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
For Mayor Lee’s live remarks: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1zqJVWBmgEpxB