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Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio regarding Mayor Stanton's comments on the federal immigration planStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio regarding Mayor Stanton's comments on the federal immigration plan<div class="ExternalClassB87058C3146B49EAA13C55D225CD95EE"><div>"Mayor Stanton said absolutely nothing.</div><div><br></div><div>If the mayor feels so strongly about immigration issues, he should schedule a council vote on whether Phoenix should be a Sanctuary City. Instead, his comments accomplish nothing and change nothing about Phoenix’s immigration position.</div><div><br></div><div>As long as I am on the council, Phoenix is not and will never be a Sanctuary City. Period. No one should be worried or excited by his comments. Without a vote, it is empty political posturing."<br><br></div><div><br></div><div><em>Copied below is the most recent statement, issued Jan. 25, from Mayor Greg Stanton on President Trump’s immigration executive order:</em></div><div><br></div><div><em>Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders regarding a border wall and immigration enforcement:</em><br><br></div><div><em>“Today the president unleashed a divisive attack on Latinos in Phoenix and around the country.</em></div><div><br></div><div><em>The president’s executive orders will not make us safer, but instead will incite fear and chaos for Latinos and immigrants alike.  But be assured: We will fight the federal government’s attempt to turn the Phoenix Police Department into a mass deportation force.</em></div><div><br></div><div><em>Building a wall will only tear our economy down and damage relationships with Mexico that today support 100,000 Arizona jobs.</em></div><div><br></div><div><em>Despite today’s unsettling news – and with the anticipation of more harmful policies to come from this Administration – Phoenix will remain a welcoming and diverse city that strives every day to treat residents with dignity and respect, no matter who you are, who you love or where you come from.”</em></div></div>1/26/2017 5:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405