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Statement from Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Mostofi on Byrne JAG Decision in Federal Appeals Court

February 26, 2020

Statement from Mayor de Blasio

"President Trump's latest retaliation against his hometown takes away security funding from the number one terrorist target in America – all because we refuse to play by his arbitrary rules. No one knows how to keep New Yorkers safe better than the men and women of the NYPD. The President is starving them of the very resources named in honor of one of New York's Finest, Officer Eddie Byrne. We'll see President Trump back in court and we will win."

Statement from the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affair's Commissioner Bitta Mostofi

"I am deeply troubled by the court's decision. New York City is the safest big city in the nation and the public safety of all New Yorkers continues to be our top priority. Officer Eddie Byrne's legacy reminds us that maintaining strong relationships with immigrant communities keeps all New Yorkers safe. New York City stands with our immigrant brothers and sisters and that will never change."

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