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“It’s time to stop fanning hate and division @realDonaldTrump — I’ve been consistent and clear: #Oakland welcomes all, no matter where you came from or how you got here,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) tweeted after Trump claimed “the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities” did not want “detained immigrants.”
“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria and just as we welcome Rohingya refugees fleeing genocide in Myanmar,” Chicago's current Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said.
“Fine by me,” Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone (D) of Somerville, Mass. fired back on the proposal. “But does he realize that the moment after people get ‘placed’ they’ll start moving to wherever they want to go? Every city has an open border.”
Amid the communication chaos, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said his city “would be prepared to welcome these immigrants.”