PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is pledging to help protect those living in the country illegally from deportation under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Elorza said Sunday he’s been in touch with the mayors of Los Angeles and New York City and told them Providence stands with them.
Elorza told the Providence Journal on Sunday that Providence is ‘‘not going to sacrifice any of our people.’’
Providence has refused to hold for federal immigration officials those charged with a civil infraction.
Elorza, whose parents emigrated from Guatemala, said he’d continue the policy even if the federal government threatens to pull money from the city.
The Democratic mayor said the city will host a community meeting on Wednesday to give people a chance to share their concerns and fears.