Mayor Marty Walsh called out President Trump on Wednesday. After Trump announced he would be pulling federal funding to sanctuary cities and cracking down on immigrants, Walsh vowed to help them out even offering his own office as a shelter. “If people want to live here, they’ll live here. They can use my office. They can use any office in this building,’’ Walsh said at press conference.
The Boston Globe reports that although Boston is not technically a sanctuary city, Boston does offer refuge to undocumented immigrants. You can read more about it here!
Mayor Walsh released the following statement on Saturday:
BOSTON – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement regarding this week’s executive orders:
“Preventing people from entering this country based solely on faith runs counter to everything we stand for as Americans. Let’s be clear: this is not an effective way to combat terrorism and increase homeland security. It is a reckless policy that is rooted in fear, not substance, and further divides us as a nation and a world. It is simply morally wrong. As Americans, we must move forward together as a country proud of our diverse heritage, and find real solutions to the challenges we face.”