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The latest news releases from Mayor Adler’s office

Statement by Mayor Adler on McKalla location

“Having Major League Soccer in Austin could bring all the different communities in Austin together in ways that overcome old divides. Let’s focus on the McKalla location to see if it works. It’s an under-utilized city-owned tract in an industrial area that can be made easily accessible to public transportation. It’s near the Domain, where we’ve planned for future density, and it’s shaping up as an exciting place. I appreciate the team listening to the community and for its willingness to explore a site that could work for all of Austin.”

Statement by Mayor Adler on ICE Director’s Threat to Arrest City, State Officials

On Tuesday, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan, endorsed arresting local elected officials because of conflicts on immigration enforcement policy. “This is victimization of the American community,” he said. “This isn’t the America I grew up in. We’ve got to take these sanctuary cities on. We’ve got to take them to court, and we’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”

“ICE Director Calls For Arrest Of ‘Sanctuary City And State Officials,” Talking Points Memo
“Trump’s ICE chief wants to arrest ‘sanctuary city’ politicians. Dallas mayor calls threat ‘total hogwash’,” Dallas Morning News

Mayor Adler’s statement follows:

“Threatening to jail political opponents, especially for laws they aren’t breaking, is not the America I grew up in. Austin is the safest big city in Texas, and we follow the law. I will oppose anti-immigrant policies, regardless of the personal consequences, because spreading fear and making threats makes us all less safe.”  

Mayor Adler Makes Foreign Policy’s List of 2017 Leading Global reThinkers

For Immediate Release
Release Date: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Contact: Jason Stanford (512) 978-2153
Foreign Policy Press Contact: Hanna Berman
(202) 728-7341


Each year, Foreign Policy selects a distinguished list of people who have made an important impact on fields such as politics, diplomacy, science, and the arts. This year, the magazine is proud to recognize its honorees as Global reThinkers — individuals from around the world whose actions are disrupting the status quo. Because of the scale of his impact on immigration issues and his role as a leader in Texas at this moment in the U.S., Mayor Adler is among the 100 individuals on the list.

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