Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Other Electeds Pass Resolution Affirming NYC As A Sanctuary City

mellissa-mark-viverito-in-east-harlem1Resolution 1321 sponsored by the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Brad Lander and Council Member Carlos Menchaca, affirms that despite president-elect Donald Trump’s senseless threats, NYC will remain a Sanctuary City for immigrant residents.

New York City has been at the forefront of providing vital services to the immigrant community, despite the lack of immigration reform on a national level. Anti-immigrant rhetoric from the president elect has many in the city’s immigrant communities fearful.

This resolution reaffirms that our policies and laws we’ve implemented in this city, will continue and we will continue to support and provide sanctuary for our immigrant community.

Despite the president-elect’s harsh anti-immigrant proposals, New York will defend the protections that we have already put in place, and expand them where appropriate, to protect the rights of immigrant New Yorkers.  The president-elect cannot shake our resolve.  We are New Yorkers and we will stand united against injustice and in support of the rule of law.

— City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Photograph by William Alatriste

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