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Mayor de Blasio Sends Letter Objecting to Trump Threat of Federal Agents

July 22, 2020

Letter to Attorney General Barr and DHS Secretary Wolf Details City’s Opposition

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor de Blasio sent a letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf responding to recent threats by President Trump to send federal agents to New York City. The letter expresses the City’s unequivocal opposition and objection to the presence of federal law enforcement in New York City.

“We do not consent. We object. Do not send the proposed agents and officers from the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agencies to New York City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “They have not been requested. They are not needed. And they have proved to bring way more harm than good.”

The City is prepared to take all necessary actions to keep New Yorkers safe and protect their rights. Read the letter here.

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