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"Sanctuary cities" are urban areas where local police and legal institutions have agreed to not target individuals based solely on immigration status. There are 31 of these cities in America and President-elect Donald Trump has said he would withhold federal funding to all of them. Local authorities say sanctuary policies make their cities safer. But critics say cities cannot pick-and-choose which federal laws they want to enforce. Where do you stand? Read more and vote below!

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Unless you've been under a rock, you know that immigration was a major issue this election. Trump may end up pitting the federal government against major cities across the country on this issue. 

Within days of Trump winning the election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said his city will always be a Sanctuary city. 

These are not small cities that the federal government can necessarily steam roll over. We're talking NY, LA, SF, Miami, Seattle, Washington D.C, Denver, Dallas, Houston and more. 

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The Mayor of Seattle says the city "will remain a sanctuary city for immigrants even if we lose millions" simply because it's the right thing to do. Other sanctuary cities say the policy allows for a dialogue with undocumented immigrants, so more serious crimes and public health issues can be addressed.

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David Horowitz is a conservative writer and in this Tweet captures some of the sentiment against sanctuary cities. There are federal rules and regulations around immigration and you are required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about undocumented immigrants. Trump ran as a "law and order" candidate and has a mandate to execute that platform pledge.

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In a 60 Minutes interview, his first since becoming president-elect, Donald J. Trump said:

"What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records — gang members, drug dealers — where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."
FINAL RESULTS
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Should 'sanctuary cities' be defunded by the federal government?
A festive crown for the winner
#DefundSanctuaries
#KeepSanctuaryCities