This weekend, hundreds of America’s mayors gather in Miami, Florida for a bipartisan conference to present common challenges, exchange ideas and hash out solutions. That includes everything from community policing, infrastructure, climate change to immigration, especially for so-called “sanctuary cities.” The term “sanctuary city” is generally used to describe a city where local law enforcement does not ask crime victims their immigration status and does not actively seek out people whose residency status has expired. Several cities are facing a loss of federal funds for their police departments based on limited cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Mitch Landrieu is the mayor of New Orleans and is set to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday. He joins Soledad O’Brien to talk about New Orleans’ compliance with federal law, why mayors are tired of Washington gridlock and what agenda items are at the top of the list for local elected leaders.

Show More

Related Videos

  • Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement this week, sparking both ...

    Watch now
  • Standing Rock Tribe: We Are Opposed to Paying the Cost

    September 24, 2016

    Standing Rock Tribe: We Are Opposed to Paying the Cost

    September 24, 2016

    A Native American tribe is at the center of an historic dispute in North Dakota, over an o...

    Watch now
  • Full Rep. Kevin Cramer Interview

    September 24, 2016

    Full Rep. Kevin Cramer Interview

    September 24, 2016

    Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member on the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, explains h...

    Watch now
  • Mayors Unite to Take on Environmental Issues

    August 22, 2016

    Mayors Unite to Take on Environmental Issues

    August 22, 2016

    Mayor Jim Brainard, (R – Carmel, IN) and Mayor Chris Cabaldon (D – West Sacramento, CA) di...

    Watch now
  • Rep. Kevin Cramer says global environmental benefits not worth “disarming our economy”

    May 21, 2016

    Rep. Kevin Cramer says global environmental benefits not worth “disarming our economy”

    May 21, 2016

    Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, is tapping Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), ...

    Watch now
  • Climate science skeptic Rep. Dana Rohrabacher fights against Obama climate plans

    December 4, 2015

    Climate science skeptic Rep. Dana Rohrabacher fights against Obama climate plans

    December 4, 2015

    Climate science skeptic Congressman Dana Rohrabacher fights against President Barack Obama...

    Watch now
  • Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Clarkston, GA is a small town of just 1.1 square miles outside of Atlanta and is one of th...

    Watch now
  • Freshman Congressmen on Trump’s 100 Days

    April 29, 2017

    Freshman Congressmen on Trump’s 100 Days

    April 29, 2017

    This weekend marks President Trump’s first 100 days in office. This arbitrary benchmark fo...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Legal Expert: President Could Face Legal Liability

    July 15, 2017

    Legal Expert: President Could Face Legal Liability

    July 15, 2017

    President Donald Trump returns from his visit with the French president to the c...

    Watch now
  • The Argument for Keeping Confederate Statues

    July 15, 2017

    The Argument for Keeping Confederate Statues

    July 15, 2017

    Last weekend, opposing protests rocked the city of Charlottesville, VA, one of t...

    Watch now
  • Health Insurance Prices Won’t Go Down Without Addressing Cost of Care

    July 15, 2017

    Health Insurance Prices Won’t Go Down Without Addressing Cost of Care

    July 15, 2017

    Republican senators have released a second repeal and replace plan for the Affor...

    Watch now
  • Web Extra: Health Policy Expert on Medicaid Cuts in Senate Bill

    July 1, 2017

    Web Extra: Health Policy Expert on Medicaid Cuts in Senate Bill

    July 1, 2017

    The Senate’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare includes a roughly $800 billio...

    Watch now
  • CBC Chair: We Respect the President’s Office Even if He Doesn’t

    July 1, 2017

    CBC Chair: We Respect the President’s Office Even if He Doesn’t

    July 1, 2017

    The Congressional Black Caucus is declining a follow-up meeting with President T...

    Watch now
  • Millennial Expert: GOP Healthcare Bill Would Cause Millions to Lose Coverage

    July 1, 2017

    Millennial Expert: GOP Healthcare Bill Would Cause Millions to Lose Coverage

    July 1, 2017

    Both the Republican House and Senate versions of healthcare reform to replace an...

    Watch now
  • Rep. Bustos: We Cannot Be the Anti-Trump Party  

    July 1, 2017

    Rep. Bustos: We Cannot Be the Anti-Trump Party  

    July 1, 2017

    Democrats have been the minority party in the House since 2010, and struggled mi...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Cassidy: Healthcare Bill Needs to Meet Trump Promise

    June 24, 2017

    Sen. Cassidy: Healthcare Bill Needs to Meet Trump Promise

    June 24, 2017

    Senate Republicans hope to hold a vote next week on their recently unveiled prop...

    Watch now
  • Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Clarkston, GA is a small town of just 1.1 square miles outside of Atlanta and is...

    Watch now
  • A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A best-selling memoir is bringing these child Holocaust survivors together – or ...

    Watch now
  • Manufacturing in Need of Employees

    May 20, 2017

    Manufacturing in Need of Employees

    May 20, 2017

    Since the end of the recession, the manufacturing industry has been growing – bo...

    Watch now
  • Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers could lose federal funding in so...

    Watch now
  • ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    Every state except for Wyoming has hubs of refugees from all over the globe, par...

    Watch now
  • Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    As an army photographer, Jacob Fadley captured the horrific scenes of war, inclu...

    Watch now
  • Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Within a week of graduating high school, Robert Vessels was in basic training to...

    Watch now
  • Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Retired Army Colonel Greg Gadson is a decorated war hero with a Purple Heart. Af...

    Watch now
  • July 1, 2017

    July 8, 2017

    July 1, 2017

    July 8, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien is joined by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), chairman of the Congre...

    Watch now
  • June 24,2017

    July 1, 2017

    June 24,2017

    July 1, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien takes on the new Senate healthcare bill with senators from both ...

    Watch now
  • June 17, 2017

    June 24, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    June 24, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien hosts a special edition of Matter of Fact looking at refugees ad...

    Watch now
  • June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien sits down with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Al Franken (D-MN)...

    Watch now
  • June 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien speaks with Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks to disc...

    Watch now
  • May 27, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    May 27, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien speaks with Tulsa, OK Public Sch...

    Watch now
  • May 13, 2017

    May 20, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    May 20, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien visits DNC headquarter to ask Ch...

    Watch now
  • May 6, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    May 6, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, we dive into the First Amen...

    Watch now