President Trump issued an Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States on January 25 of this year. Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States. These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic. (Full Executive Order Here)
By Mary Lee Clark and Megan Schiffres
Capital News Service
RICHMOND – Richmond is joining a national movement to protect immigrants and refugees in light of recent presidential executive actions.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney signed a mayoral directive Monday reaffirming his commitment to protect and promote the safety of all members of the community regardless of their immigration or refugee status.
The directive is a response to protests and a petition with about 1,400 signatures asking Stoney to take action against President Trump’s executive order issued Jan. 25 that blocks funding to sanctuary cities, which are jurisdictions that limit law enforcement cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Continue reading