“Mayor Stanton said absolutely nothing.
If the mayor feels so strongly about immigration issues, he should schedule a council vote on whether Phoenix should be a Sanctuary City. Instead, his comments accomplish nothing and change nothing about Phoenix’s immigration position.
As long as I am on the council, Phoenix is not and will never be a Sanctuary City. Period. No one should be worried or excited by his comments. Without a vote, it is empty political posturing.”
Copied below is the most recent statement, issued Jan. 25, from Mayor Greg Stanton on President Trump’s immigration executive order:
Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders regarding a border wall and immigration enforcement:
“Today the president unleashed a divisive attack on Latinos in Phoenix and around the country.
The president’s executive orders will not make us safer, but instead will incite fear and chaos for Latinos and immigrants alike. But be assured: We will fight the federal government’s attempt to turn the Phoenix Police Department into a mass deportation force.
Building a wall will only tear our economy down and damage relationships with Mexico that today support 100,000 Arizona jobs.
Despite today’s unsettling news – and with the anticipation of more harmful policies to come from this Administration – Phoenix will remain a welcoming and diverse city that strives every day to treat residents with dignity and respect, no matter who you are, who you love or where you come from.”