Some Sanctuary Cities Vow to Defy Trump Immigration Orders

Mayors of some "sanctuary cities" reaffirmed their commitments to immigrants.

"The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said of the order later.

However, officials in some of these so-called “sanctuary cities” are pushing back, saying they have no plans to comply with the orders.

“Any attempt to bully local governments into abandoning policies that have proven to keep our cities safe is not only unconstitutional but threatens the safety of our citizens,” he said in a statement. “I urge President Trump to revoke this Executive Order right away. If he does not, I will do everything in my power to fight it.”

The city of San Francisco is a decades-old sanctuary city, and Mayor Ed Lee said it will remain one.

“Nothing has changed,” he said in a press conference. “Our city is still a sanctuary city. We are going to remain a sanctuary city precisely because the purpose is to keep everybody safe.”

"This city will not be bullied by this administration into abandoning our core values," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh vowed defiance no matter what it takes.

“I will use all of my power within lawful means to protect all Boston residents -- even if that means using City Hall itself as a last resort,” Walsh said in a statement.