President Donald Trump made it clear during his campaign that he would be tough on immigration. Anyone that entered the country without following proper protocol was put on notice - deportation was imminent. In response to this tough stance, many local leaders publicly announced that their city would be a sanctuary to these immigrants.
Did President Trump follow through? President Trump did not take favorably to this opposition. In response, one of his early actions in office was to put out an executive order stating that any city that was deemed as a sanctuary city would not receive federal funding.
What exactly is a sanctuary city? Sanctuary cities are, according to the executive order noted above, those that "willfully violate federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States."