Immigration

Immigration 2017-09-01T15:05:56+00:00

Letter to President Trump On DACA

In July, Conference President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue DACA. DACA provides employment authorization and protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before they turned 16 and has benefitted nearly 800,000 undocumented youth since it began in 2012.  This program is of vital importance not just to DACA recipients and their families, but also to our cities and our nation.

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Mayors Day of Action on DACA: August 29, 2017

On Tuesday, August 29, over 60 mayors from across the United States hosted days of action on DACA. The following mayors participated:

Mayor’s Name City State
John Giles Mesa Arizona
Greg Stanton Phoenix Arizona
Mark Mitchell Tempe Arizona
Tom Tait Anaheim California
Mary Casillas Salas Chula Vista California
Savita Vaidhyanathan Cupertino California
Robb Davis Davis California
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles California
Libby Schaaf Oakland California
Thomas Butt Richmond California
Darrell Steinberg Sacramento California
Ed Lee San Francisco California
Claudia Bill-de la Pe̱a Thousand Oaks California
Christopher Cabaldon West Sacramento California
Angel Barajas Woodland California
Michael B. Hancock Denver Colorado
Thomas E Norton Greeley Colorado
Harry W. Rilling Norwalk Connecticut
Muriel Bowser Washington DC
Buddy Dyer Orlando Florida
Frank Ortis Pembroke Pines Florida
Andrew Gillum Tallahassee Florida
Wayne Messam Miramar Florida
Mike Ryan Sunrise Florida
Rahm Emanuel Chicago Illinois
Riley H. Rogers Dolton Illinois
Nancy Rotering Highland Park Illinois
Chris Koos Normal Illinois
Thomas McNamara Rockford Illinois
Karen Freeman-Wilson Gary Indiana
Greg Fischer Louisville Kentucky
Mitch Landrieu New Orleans Louisiana
Patrick Wojahn College Park Maryland
Martin J. Walsh Boston Massachusetts
Jon Mitchell New Bedford Massachusetts
Kathleen L. Newsham Bay City Michigan
John O’Reilly Dearborn Michigan
Karen Majewski Hamtramck Michigan
Bryan K. Barnett Rochester Hills Michigan
Elizabeth B. Kautz Burnsville Minnesota
Betsy Hodges Minneapolis Minnesota
Ardell F. Brede Rochester Minnesota
Sly James Kansas City Missouri
Lyda Krewson St. Louis Missouri
Hillary Schieve Reno Nevada
Barry Wright Winslow Twp. New Jersey
Ken Miyagishima Las Cruces New Mexico
Javier M. Gonzales Santa Fe New Mexico
Kathy Sheehan Albany New York
Bill de Blasio New York City New York
Stephanie Miner Syracuse New York
Rick Davis Tonawanda New York
Lydia E. Lavelle Carrboro North Carolina
Andrew J. Ginther Columbus Ohio
Lucy Vinis Eugene Oregon
Shane Bemis Gresham Oregon
Jim Kenney Philadelphia Pennsylvania
William Peduto Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
James A Diossa Central Falls Rhode Island
Jorge Elorza Providence Rhode Island
Stephen K. Benjamin Columbia South Carolina
Madeline Rogero Knoxville Tennessee
Steve Adler Austin Texas
Jackie Biskupski Salt Lake City Utah
Ed Murray Seattle Washington
Paul R Soglin Madison Wisconsin

Statements by Mayors About DACA

Open Letter To Congress

In April, mayors signed a letter to Congress outlining our priorities for immigration reform.

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Cities’ Day of Immigration Action: March 21, 2017

Since late 2016 the Conference of Mayors has focused considerable attention on immigration policy issues. Specifically, concerns about possible federal action that would penalize cities financially for their policies toward immigrants and lead to increased deportation of immigrants.  With the January 28 issuance of an executive order halting admission to the United States by refugees and other immigrants, mayors, and the Conference focused attention on these issues as well.

Following are materials and statements from the Conference of Mayors on these immigration policy issues.

Participating Mayors

  • William Bell, Sr., Birmingham, AL
  • John Giles, Mesa, AZ
  • Greg Stanton, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson, AZ
  • Lioneld Jordan, Fayetteville, AR
  • Mark Stodola, Little Rock, AR
  • Tom Tait, Anaheim, CA
  • Mary Casillas Salas, Chula Vista, CA
  • Jim Clarke, Culver City, CA
  • David Haubert, Dublin, CA
  • Paula Devine, Glendale, CA
  • Robert Garcia, Long Beach, CA
  • Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jill Techel, Napa, CA
  • Libby Schaaf, Oakland, CA
  • Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento, CA
  • Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco, CA
  • Sam Liccardo, San Jose, CA
  • Pauline Cutter, San Leandro, CA
  • Ted Winterer, Santa Monica, CA
  • Michael Tubbs, Stockton, CA
  • Lauren Meister, West Hollywood, CA
  • Michael Hancock, Denver, CO
  • David Martin, Stamford, CT
  • Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC
  • Buddy Dyer, Orlando, FL
  • Michael Ryan, Sunrise, FL
  • Kasim Reed, Atlanta, GA
  • Jim Throgmorton, Iowa City, IA
  • Nina Jonas, Ketchum, ID
  • Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, IL
  • Riley Rogers, Dolton, IL
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, IN
  • Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, IN
  • Greg Fischer, Louisville, KY
  • Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans, LA
  • Martin Walsh, Boston, MA
  • Jasiel Correia II, Fall River, MA
  • David Narkewicz,Northampton, MA
  • Jon Mitchell, New Bedford, MA
  • Ike Leggett, Montgomery County, MD
  • Joseph Baldacci, Bangor, ME
  • Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge, MI
  • Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sylvester “Sly” James, Kansas City, MO
  • Francis G. Slay, St. Louis, MO
  • Pam Hemminger, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Steven Fulop, Jersey City, NJ
  • Alberto Santos, Kearny, NJ
  • Francis Womack, North Brunswick Township, NJ
  • Adrian Mapp, Plainfield, NJ
  • Byron W. Brown, Buffalo, NY
  • Bill de Blasio, New York, NY
  • Thomas Roach, White Plains, NY
  • Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo, OH
  • Denny Doyle, Beaverton, OR
  • Shane Bemis, Gresham, OR
  • Ted Wheeler, Portland, OR
  • Ed Pawlowski, Allentown, PA
  • Jim Kenney, Philadelphia, PA
  • William Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA
  • James Diossa, Central Falls, RI
  • Jorge Elorza, Providence, RI
  • Madeline Rogero, Knoxville, TN
  • Steve Adler, Austin, TX
  • Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX
  • Derrick Freeman, Port Arthur, TX
  • Levar Stoney, Richmond, VA
  • Bruce Bassett, Mercer Island, WA
  • Denis Law, Renton, WA
  • Ed Murray, Seattle, WA
  • Paul Soglin, Madison, WI

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