Mayor McGovern Defends Cambridge’s Sanctuary City Status on ‘Fox and Friends’

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and said the city would welcome asylum seekers detained at the border, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

His comments follow various public statements from Trump that have proposed to release migrant detainees from the United States-Mexico border into sanctuary cities, areas where law enforcement do not actively pursue or detain undocumented immigrants living in the community. Though it was reported last week that the administration never seriously considered the proposal, Trump reaffirmed the idea in a series of tweets Friday.

McGovern said the president’s statements on immigration “drive wedges” during a Sunday morning segment of “Fox and Friends.”

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Gregory Maynard