NYC: A SANCTUARY CITY
While President Trump has said he will put an end to sanctuary cities, New York City policymakers have vowed to uphold the practice of protecting city residents without legal documentation. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will be joined by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal in a conversation about the challenges ahead. They will explore what it means to be a sanctuary city and how the city can support and protect immigrant rights during a Trump administration. Lawrence Downes, who covers immigration for the New York Times editorial board, will moderate the discussion. Eleanor Pelta, former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Tenement Museum trustee, joins the panel.
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