Senator Wiener’s Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Punish Sanctuary Cities

January 25, 2017

Today, Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order calling for the blocking of federal funds to sanctuary cities.

“Today is a shameful day for our country, but it only strengthens my resolve to stand up against the alarming bigotry and hatred emanating from the White House. If President Trump believes signing a piece of paper will for one second change how San Francisco and California value and protect our immigrant neighbors, he is underestimating our strength and spirit. Our immigrant communities need us more than ever and we will be there for them every step of the way. Trump can try to build his wall and he can try to cut off funding for sanctuary cities, but he’s in for one hell of a fight.” 

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