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Adler and Casar head east to talk immigration

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

As the debate over sanctuary cities continues to impact Austin, our local leaders have been thrust into the national spotlight. Yesterday, City Council Member Greg Casar tackled the issue on Democracy Now! In two interviews, Casar explained that he was in New York actively working on strategies to deal with the issue and the looming threat that local officials could be arrested if proposed legislation passes. “It’s not only unethical and un-American, but also unlawful. And so that’s part of why we, as council members from over 30 cities, came together in New York these last couple of days, to start planning for our litigation strategies and our political strategies, so that we can’t be blackmailed and singled out as individual cities, but, indeed, they would have to be coming after a huge swath of the American public that live in our progressive strongholds, in our cities,” he said. Meanwhile, Mayor Steve Adler is in Washington, D.C., today to meet with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as part of a group of mayors addressing the debate over sanctuary cities. Earlier this month, he made his feelings on the subject clear in his written opposition of Texas Senate Bill 4.

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