Criminal and Social Justice

U.S. Mayors Issue Bipartisan Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  Washington, D.C. -- Through the U.S Conference of Mayors, 101 mayors from 33 states are jointly calling on Congress to fix the nation’s broken immigration system by passing bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation.  From cities large and small, the mayors have signed a bipartisan letter urging members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to enact comprehensive immigration reform that would: Strengthen our borders while [...]

Mayors, Police Chiefs Meet with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

The leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, Major Cities Chiefs Association and Police Executive Research Forum met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 29 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the President’s January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order.  They requested the meeting shortly after the President signed the Executive Order. [...]

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Today’s Remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. – USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on today’s remarks on Sanctuary Jurisdictions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused some states and cities of adopting ‘policies designed to frustrate the enforcement of our immigration laws.’  This statement is incorrect, unfortunate, and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:30:15+00:00 March 27, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Audio Press Conference on Cities Day of Action for Immigration Reform

Listen to the press conference here: Featuring: Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chair of the Latino Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Seattle Mayor Ed [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Report From ICE on Declined Detainers

U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the Report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Declined Detainers: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors has serious concerns with the Declined Detainer Outcome Report ICE released today. “It lists jurisdictions as non-compliant that are currently complying with federal law, [...]

By | 2017-03-21T06:12:45+00:00 March 21, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Registers Strong Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors top officers issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s Executive Order issued late Friday halting the admission of refugees or other immigrants into the United States: “At our June 2016 annual meeting The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy recognizing our country’s “strong tradition [...]

U.S. Mayors, Police Chiefs Concerned with Sanctuary Cities Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – The following joint statement was issued today by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran and Major Cities Chiefs Association President and Montgomery County, MD Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger regarding President Trump’s Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States: “Mayors and police [...]

Statement on Death of Janet Reno by USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the death of Attorney General Janet Reno: “U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno understood our cities and their public safety needs; and she brought that understanding to many of the decisions she made as Attorney General. [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:00+00:00 November 7, 2016|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on the Murder of Two Police Officers in Des Moines Area

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett issued the following statement today following news of the murder of two police officers in the Des Moines (IA) area: “The fatal ambush of two police officers early this morning in Des Moines and Urbandale tragically demonstrates the danger our police [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:01+00:00 November 2, 2016|Criminal and Social Justice, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Call on Presidential Candidates to Partner With Cities

Oklahoma City, OK—Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a bipartisan delegation of mayors who serve in the organization’s leadership convened to identify specific areas of focus they believe the next President of the United States should prioritize. They called for federal cooperation on issues important to [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett today issued the following statement in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2011: "America's mayors paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 15 years ago and continue to do so today. We are reminded today of the unspeakable loss [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:05+00:00 September 11, 2016|Criminal and Social Justice, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Death of Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney

Washington, DC U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today released the following statement on the death of John Timoney: Americas mayors and Americas cities have lost a great one. John Timoney was totally dedicated to being the best, and he was the best. He respected The United States Conference of [...]

Community Conversations and Other Efforts to Strengthen Police-Community Relations In 49 Cities

Download the Report: Community Conversations and Other Efforts to Strengthen Police-Community Relations In 49 Cities   Washington, DC – Mayors across the country have undertaken significant efforts to further strengthen police and community relations, a new report of 49 cities released today from The U.S. Conference of Mayors shows. The report finds that in response to [...]

Mayors Across the Country Are Making Strides in Strengthening Police-Community Relations

Washington, DC – Mayors across the country have undertaken significant efforts to further strengthen police/community relations, a new report of 49 cities released today from The U.S. Conference of Mayors shows. The report finds that in response to the tragic shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas that rocked the nation in early July, [...]

Statement on Attack on Police Officers in Baton Rouge By U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett issued the following statement today following news of an attack on police officers in Baton Rouge (LA): “With the shots that killed and wounded police officers in Dallas still resonating across this nation, an attack on police this morning in Baton [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:09+00:00 July 17, 2016|Criminal and Social Justice, Press Room|

Statement on the Terror Attack in Nice By U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today issued the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in Nice, France: “Once again America’s mayors stand in solidarity with the people of France in the wake of yet another tragic terrorist attack, this one in Nice on Bastille Day – a day of national pride [...]

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett On Last Night’s Ambush of Dallas Police Officers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett today issued the following statement regarding the ambush of police officers in Dallas: “Today is a sad day for Dallas, for all of America’s cities, and for the nation. Last night, five brave police officers were killed and seven more [...]