New York Mayor Democrat Bill de Palacio warned the US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, that he would make “every effort to protect the” immigrants, in their first encounter.
The mayor said through CNN, he warned that “New York, like many other American cities, will make every effort to protect the population and ensure families are not separated” after a meeting with Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump promised to expel millions of illegal immigrants.
De Palacio said that “New York is a city of immigrants,” adding that it “has succeeded because it has been open to everyone I’ve built Beyade immigrants, generation after generation.”
“I said to him that we are concerned and we want to show to all New Yorkers, including Muslims they are welcome and that exclusion policies will undermine our ability to make unity and dynamic where everyone feels equal rights member of the group is ready to work to protect each other and ready to work with the security forces for the good of all. “
And relations between them have been tense. But New York Mayor stressed that the meeting was “frank and useful” and that Trump “loves New York,” and they agreed to continue the dialogue.
Like what is the case of New York, across many mayors of major US cities that are home to many immigrants, their desire to protect migrants, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia or Washington DC.