By Johnny Magdeleno.

Amid reports of hate crimes against minorities in the days following Donald Trump’s presidential election win, city officials across the U.S. made pledges to veer from the type of discrimination the president-elect used to charge audiences during his campaign.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said police wouldn’t refer undocumented immigrants to federal authorities unless they had a criminal conviction, underlining NYC’s status as a “sanctuary city.” Minneapolis City Council members pledged to maneuver any federal mandates that discriminated against Muslims or people of color.

And in San Jose, a Bay Area tech hub that calls itself the capital of Silicon Valley, Mayor Sam Liccardo took to Medium to say much of the same in a post titled “We’ve Got Your Back,” which also highlighted the city’s newish Office of Immigrant Affairs.

“[Director] Zulma Maciel and the City have made considerable progress — launching ‘citizenship corners’ in a dozen libraries, hastening the translation of key applications and documents, and boosting multilingual small business permitting assistance,” wrote Liccardo, outlining what the office has done since its inception in early 2015.
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