US Mayors Conf. Focuses on Immigration 06/23 06:11
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida
at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration
policies on climate change and immigration.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors opens its annual meeting Friday in Miami
Beach. Mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more will discuss plans
to reduce the nation's carbon footprint and protect immigrant families.
City leaders will also consider efforts to curb gun violence and safeguard
local government and public school funds that face cuts under President Donald
The event will feature special guests such as former New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and U.S. Veterans Affairs
Secretary David Shulkin.
The mayors will vote Monday on policy resolutions to send to federal
lawmakers in Washington.