There are approximately 300 jurisdictions in the US that meet this criteria, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, and mayors from many of these cities are speaking out against Trump's proposed immigration enforcement efforts. That falls between his call during the campaign to deport all undocumented immigrants and statements that backed down from that rhetoric. "With that said, we're a very welcoming city, where our law enforcement officers and LAPD don't go around asking people for their papers, nor should they". "These cities have reaffirmed they're going to respect the dignity of all their residents", Matt Adams, legal director at the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, told the AP.
"After everything gets normalized, we are going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about".
Since he was announced the victor of the 2016 election, Donald Trump has said he would immediately deport 3 million undocumented immigrants as president.
The Trump administration would have more leeway to suspend or slow the allocation of discretionary grants, particularly those related to criminal justice and dispensed by the Justice Department or the Department of Homeland Security, said George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley.
But that total is not just undocumented immigrants, it includes those who are in this country legally.
In summer of 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) implemented a new program to try to establish a better working relationship with local law enforcement. No one is "undocumented"-they are illegal". That force would remove the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants living in America.
Many of these would be "convicted criminals".
In Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Jorge Elorza, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, said he would continue a longstanding policy of refusing to hold people charged with civil infractions for federal immigration officials.
One of Mr Trump's key campaign policies was a strong stance on illegal immigration.
The law declared local authorities could not hold immigrants for immigration officials if they had no violence felonies on their records and did not now face charges.
"I'm following Hillary Clinton's advice in her concession speech, which was to give the new president a chance to lead, and hopefully he'll lead with compassion and understanding, as well as making sure our cities are safe for everybody", Hennessy said. It's also been used to refer to cities that bar their employees, including police, from inquiring about a person's immigration status.
The police department, however, will not hide the fact that an undocumented immigrant has been taken into custody.
"President George W. Bush's administration deported just over two million during his time in office; and Obama's numbers don't reflect his previous year in office, for which data is not yet available", ABC News reports.
In 2013, as an act of protest, he and two other activists self-deported to Mexico where they joined six other DREAMers who had been deported from the U.S. After three days in Mexico, the group - who became known as the DREAM 9 - then crossed back into the U.S. and demanded asylum. "But we have people [in jail] who have committed crimes and pose a threat to our community, then we need to be in partnership with the federal government relative to those who have lost the privilege to be here or visit here because of those crimes". Even 1.9 million sounds like a lot.