U.S. Conference of Mayors, Opening Press Conference

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) told a group of reporters that he would not attend a planned White House meeting with mayors following the release of a Justice Departmentread more

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) told a group of reporters that he would not attend a planned White House meeting with mayors following the release of a Justice Department letter threatening to prosecute mayors of 23 “sanctuary cities” that shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Mr. Landrieu, the current president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he would not go to a meeting on “false pretenses.” Several Democratic mayors on the list of sanctuary cities followed suit and spoke out against the letter, and later announced they were declining the invitation to the White House. The meeting with President Trump that was scheduled to cover such issues as infrastructure, but Mayor Landrieu stated an “attack on one of our cities is an attack on all of our cities.” close

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Program ID:
440193-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 24, 2018 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 2018 | 11:23am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jan 24, 2018 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN.org
  • Jan 24, 2018 | 12:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2018 | 8:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 25, 2018 | 1:17am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 27, 2018 | 11:23am EST | C-SPAN 1
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