Local elected officials and community organizations Thursday attempted to ease the fears of immigrants living in Los Angeles and elsewhere following the election of Donald Trump.
Trump vowed to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and called Mexican killers and rapists during his campaign.
During a news conference Thursday, officials said they will continue to protect and advance the interests of the immigrant community in the city, county and state.
“The government will not change what it does for immigrants with the transition of the presidency,” officials said in a news release.
Speakers included Supervisor Hilda Solis and Councilman Gil Cedillo.
"That’s why we’re here, to fight for justice, equality, to make sure that our immigrant community knows that we’re standing behind them," Solis said.
Members of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, the Central American Resource Center, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund were also at the news conference.