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.

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