"Many mayors of both parties were looking forward to visiting the White House today to speak about infrastructure and other issues of pressing importance to the 82 percent of Americans who call cities home", Landrieu saidin a statement announcing the mayors' boycott.
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky, another targeted city, said in statement that before accusations were made, he expected "a basic level" of evidence from the Justice Department, which it did not provide.
Following another round of pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice on so-called "sanctuary" cities, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and mayors from cities across the U.S. have pulled out of an infrastructure meeting with the White House scheduled for January 24.
The 23 jurisdictions that received letters Wednesday include cities in Illinois, New York, California, New Mexico, Washington, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Vermont and Oregon.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was among four MI mayors set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.
George Fuller, mayor of McKinney, Texas, said on "Fox & Friends" that they gave up a key chance to talk to the president about infrastructure and their communities' needs.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama, suggested that Trump was intentionally using the contentious immigration issue to create a distraction. 'It doesn't make us safer and it violates America's core values'. But let me tell you, the vast majority have shown up.
Other Democratic mayors, like New Orleans' Mitch Landrieu, also declined to attend Wednesday's event at the White House, citing the administration's targeting of sanctuary cities.
Landrieu, who is among those gathered at the US Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., this week, told reporters that he wouldn't go to the meeting under 'false pretenses, ' according to CNN.
White House spokeswoman Walters denounced the mayors' decisions to "make a political stunt instead of participating in an important discussion with the President and his administration", while the president praised the mayors who did attend. "I will not be attending the meeting", he said at a press conference.
One of de Blasio's constituents, New York Rep. Dan Donovan (R.), was unimpressed with the mayor's actions.
Earlier this month, federal immigration agents raided almost 100 7-Eleven stores around the country targeting undocumented workers, including 16 in the New York City area.
"San Francisco is proud to be a sanctuary city".
The mayors of 17 Georgia cities, including Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Loganville were on hand for various outreach events with Trump administration officials throughout the day. He discussed the plans to unveil the one trillion dollar infrastructure bill after the State of the Union address, and he reemphasized the administration's strong support for local law enforcement.
Mr. Trump has vowed to crack down on sanctuaries, or jurisdictions that thwart cooperation with federal deportation officers, by withholding federal grant money.
Bogdanovic is enjoying an under-the-radar rookie season, holding averages of 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and three assists. "It's an honor to be a part of all-star week and to be participating in a game like that", Saric said.
Now again a new piece of information is there which tells us about an all-new update which is rolling out in U.S region. It would be very unusual timing for Samsung to release this now and not include this in the new Galaxy S9 series.
In her In Touch interview, Daniels said that the sex with Trump wasn't anything insane and that they had done it in one position. Instead, she reported the decision to not attend the World Economic Forum was related to complications with her schedule.
While Bell Labs in the USA invented the modern photovoltaic cell in the 1950s, the industry has flourished elsewhere since. But GTM's research finds that the tariffs will reduce US installations about 10 percent over the next five years.
He has raised eyebrows with some off-field incidents but it's unfair to lump him with failed first-rounder Johnny Manziel. So they're not missing out on a ton, but it certainly does help to have all the exposure you can get to these prospects.
Braudy recalls thinking that Douglas "thought he could do anything he wanted because he was so much more powerful than I was". I've had up to 20 female executives who worked at my company in different areas over the years.
Authorities have banned demonstrations because they "impact the image of the country", police spokeswoman Veronica Marquez said. The accusations against Barros have partially come from the same victims deemed credible in the investigation against Karadima.
Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, where 8.3 million people are dependent on food aid, according to the UN. However, it did not mention ending the restrictions on access to rebel-held facilities.
The government shutdown remains in effect Monday, after senators failed to come to an agreement to end it late Sunday night. The U.S. government has not been shut down since 2013, when about 800,000 federal workers were put on furlough.
It remains unclear where city leaders have designated potential sites for Amazon's HQ2 within its greater Central Texas region. Among the 19 American finalists are New York City, Los Angeles , Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Oladipo Named All-Star Reserve
One of the league's most dynamic floor leaders, he's leading the Trail Blazers in points (25.2) and assists (6.6). Hip-hop group N.E.R.D. announced Friday that it will perform at halftime of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game .
Arrested After Shooting at Ellis County School: Deputies
Italy promotes itself as " The Biggest Little Town In Texas " and is located just off Interstate 35 between Dallas and Waco. The injured girl, whose name was not released, was taken to hospital in Dallas, about 70 km north of Italy town.
Rooney tempted me to move to Everton: Walcott
Alan Pardew picked up his first win as West Brom manager last weekend, helping the club with its first game since August 19. It may have been a quick exit but Walcott knew back as far as April that his days as an Arsenal player were numbered.
New Nintendo accessories are made of cardboard
With this set, you actually wear a cardboard suit containing Joy-Con controllers in the headset and backpack. Nintendo has revealed a new interactive experience for the Nintendo Switch , the so-called Nintendo Labo .
Rory McIlroy's comeback ahead of schedule in Abu Dhabi
After a breakout season in 2017 the Englishman continues to impress and could hardly have played better under the circumstances. I don't think I've ever went bogey-free for a whole tournament and it would be nice to do that".
WhatsApp rolls out business app for growth of small companies
Owned by Facebook , the platform-agnostic messaging platform will perhaps charge larger firms to use the new business application. WhatsApp announced plans to begin allowing business accounts hoping to make more profit for their corporate parent, Facebook .