Mayor Schaaf Cosigns ‘Cities for Action’ Statement on President’s List of Immigration Demands

Date Posted: October 9th, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Last Updated: October 23rd, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

Oakland, CA – Today, in a statement, Mayor Libby Schaaf and Cities for Action, a coalition made up of over 150 mayors and county officials representing over 55 million people, denounced the President’s recently announced immigration demands and called for passage of the DREAM Act.

“The President's unceasing attempts to criminalize and demonize immigrant communities and the places they live is disjointed from reality and inconsistent with our values as Americans. Dreamers must not be held hostage or used as bargaining chips for broadly unpopular policies that do not advance our nation. Cities for Action will continue to advocate on behalf of Dreamers and immigrant communities because their contributions make our cities and counties safer and stronger. We urge our national leaders to heed the voices of a majority of Americans who stand with Dreamers and support bipartisan efforts to pass the DREAM Act.”

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