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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: