AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Mayor Steve Adler responded to acting ICE Director Thomas Homan's thoughts on sanctuary cities on Wednesday.

Tuesday afternoon, Homan endorsed bringing charges against elected officials in such cities. Adler went on to say this isn't the America where he grew up.

In a statement, Adler said:

"I will oppose anti-immigrant policies, regardless of the personal consequences, because spreading fear and making threats makes us less safe.”