How sanctuary cities work and what might happen to them under Trump - Washington Post
On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump promised to punish local governments that don’t comply with federal immigration authorities. In some so-called “sanctuary cities,” officials refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation. Because jails are typically run by counties, rather than cities, county policies can matter more to immigrants.
Where are sanctuary counties?
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement compliance report obtained by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center showed that, in the
168 counties where most of the 11 million illegal immigrants live: