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City of Sanctuary Support for Sanctuary Cities across the USA & Welcoming America

City of Sanctuary support for Sanctuary Cities across the USA and Welcoming America

A message of solidarity

30th January 2017

The City of Sanctuary network of UK and Ireland sends support and solidarity to Sanctuary Cities across the USA and Welcoming America.

Whilst City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland is not officially affiliated to Sanctuary Cities in US and Canada, nor to Welcoming America, we wish to publicly state that we share their values of providing welcome, safety and sanctuary and we have sent personal messages to them as a show of solidarity.

In these times of uncertainty when the basic values of safety and welcome for people seeking sanctuary and migrants is under threat from the US administration, it is important we stand together. Like our friends across the USA we vehemently oppose any proposal or statements calling for a ban on refugees, as well as discrimination based on religion or nationality. We believe in welcome and inclusion for all, regardless of race, religion, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status or beliefs.