2017/06/29 - STATEMENT FROM CITIES FOR ACTION ON ANTI-IMMIGRANT HOUSE BILLS

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2017
Contact: press@citiesforaction.us 

STATEMENT FROM CITIES FOR ACTION ON ANTI-IMMIGRANT HOUSE BILLS

The following statement can be attributed to Cities for Action:

“Today the U.S.House of Representatives passed two bills, H.R. 3003 and H.R. 3004, that do not reflect American values. These bills unjustly target immigrant communities and the cities that welcome them. Cities across the country have adopted a variety of policies to improve public safety and increase cooperation amongst local law enforcement and immigrant communities. These bills threaten that approach, undermine the efforts of cities, and will ultimately make localities less safe.”

Created in 2014, Cities for Action is a coalition of over 150 mayors and county executives working for stronger and safer cities through immigrant inclusive policies and programs. Cities for Action members are committed to driving the national debate on immigration policies and integrating immigrants through best practices at the municipal level.