By TED WHEELER
FEB. 2, 2017
“President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw federal funding from cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities. This goes against our nation’s history and runs contrary to our highest values. America’s welcoming attitude toward immigrants is a core component of our national identity.
“Under my leadership as mayor, the City of Portland will remain a welcoming, safe place for all people. If other cities believe that America is a nation built on immigration, and want to preserve the principles on which we were founded, I would urge them to follow our example.”