San Francisco mayor says election will not change the city

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A message of resolve came from San Francisco's City Hall where the mayor addressed those concerned about President-elect Donald Trump. (KGO-TV)

A message of resolve came from San Francisco's City Hall where the mayor addressed those concerned about President-elect Donald Trump.

The mayor said the national election will not change San Francisco or its values.

After nearly a week of vocal protests in the streets, the San Francisco Gay Men's chorus led city hall in a message of unity.

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Mayor Ed Lee pledged San Francisco would remain a beacon of inclusion. "We stand united and we will help protect all of our immigrant families in this city," he said.

This weekend on CBS's 60 minutes, Trump renewed a pledge to immediately deport some undocumented immigrants. "Gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably 2 million it could even be 3 million, we're getting them out of our country," Trump said.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Center on Immigration Studies in Washington D.C., those figures would include people who are here legally.

On Monday, at the White House President Obama offered his concerns for young people who are part of the deferred action program called the Dream Act. "By definition if they are part of this program, they are solid, wonderful people of good character," Obama said.


During a noon demonstration at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, one protest organizer said Trump's stance on immigration, is a shock to her family. "I started crying. My family was worried about. We were pretty mad about it because of my brother, he's fixing his papers, but right now we just don't know what's going to happen," Jenny Garcia said.

Not knowing what will happen is what she says is most frightening.

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