FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 27, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S VOW TO RIP FUNDING FROM SANCTUARY CITIES
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to the announcement today from Attorney General Sessions that sanctuary cities stand to lose their federal funding:
“Once again, the Trump Administration is showing its true colors by threatening to illegally strip cities of vital federal funding because they refuse to use local law enforcement to round up immigrants on a whim.
“President Trump continues to ignore the fact that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Instead, he has installed white supremacists like Steve Bannon in the White House and established an agenda that pits Americans against each other, exploits immigrants, and undermines our American ideals of inclusion and diversity.
“The President is trying to force our cities to join him in his bullying of immigrants and their families. Massachusetts Democrats stand with our sanctuary cities and immigrants across our Commonwealth, and we will help them fight this unconstitutional threat.”