A video has emerged on social media, showing the collective stance of the New York government on some of President Trump’s policies, including the controversial travel ban.
At the Cooper Union event which from the video was held last November, Mr Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York reassured residents of his state with “My promise to you as your mayor”.
De Blasio said, “We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people. If all Muslims are required to register, we will take legal action to block it.
“If the federal government want our police officers to tear immigrant families apart, we will refuse to do it. If the federal government tries to deport law-abiding New Yorkers who have no representation, we will step in. we will work and build on the work of the city council to provide these New Yorkers with the lawyers they need to protect them and their families.
“If the Justice Department orders the police to resume stop-and-frisk, we will not comply. We will not trade neighbourhood policing for racial profiling. If there are threats to federal funding for Planned Parenthood of New York City, we will ensure women receive the health care they need. “If Jews or Muslims or members of the LGBT community or any community are victimised or attacked, we will find their attackers. We will arrest them and we will prosecute them.”
“This is New York nothing about who we are changed on Election Day. We are always New York. Somos SIEMPRE NUEVA YORK”, he said.