The St. Petersburg mayor is speaking out about President Trump's order to crackdown on sanctuary cities

Mayor Rick Kriseman spoke out against Trump on his blog Friday, saying he was "implored" to declare St. Pete a sanctuary city. 

"St. Petersburg is progressive and diverse and the city not only tolerates diversity, but celebrates it," said Mayor Kriseman. 

He also said the president is "demonizing the Muslim community." 

While it is up to the county sheriff's office to notify the federal government about illegal individuals, Kriseman said the city will be safe from harmful immigration laws. 

To read the mayor's full blog, click here