Mayors from cities around the USA have vowed to resist President-elect Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, despite Trump's pledge to strip so-called "sanctuary cities" of federal funding if they don't comply. Some of those students are protected from deportation through Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, frequently referred to as DACA, but some are not.
More than 2.5 million people have been deported by the Obama administration.
A spokesman for Mesa Police Department said staff would "need something in writing" before they can respond to an enforcement plan. "Fear can be so powerful of an emotion that it can be nearly paralyzing".
Trump's claim that "it could be even 3 million" criminal immigrants in the country illegally also surpasses calculations from a group estimating it could be less than 1 million.
San Francisco, for example, gets about $478 million a year directly from the federal government for a wide variety of programs, according to the San Francisco Examiner, and that doesn't include money that goes through the state. "That is not our job, nor will I make it our job", Beck said.
Presidents have limited powers to strip federal funding from local governments without the express approval of Congress, say legal experts.
Saavedra, for example, has lived in the USA for 23 years - the vast majority of his life.
The irony in this influx is that US businesses wanted them to come here. The students rallied outside Homestead City Hall to push for an ordinance to declare Homestead a "Sanctuary City" and ask administrators to make each of their schools so-called sanctuary campuses.
Marco's mother Natalia Saavedra at the family's Mexican restaurant, which specializes in Mole sauce.
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Which is to say that the world is marching forward and work to solve the crisis continues, whatever the new president may say. Alberta's New Democrats have promised to impose a $20-per-tonne carbon levy next year and increase it to $30 a tonne in 2018.
Some students say universities should not get involved.
But what if for all the bluster and threats, the posturing and promises, a Trump administration pursues an immigration strategy not all that different from that of President Barack Obama?
President-elect Trump was seen in an election rally in NY.
"There was a lot of hateful rhetoric on both sides (in this election)", said McCormick senior Steffany Bahamon, who co-authored the bill. Youths like ourselves have the least to fear.
San Francisco became the most well-known sanctuary city in the nation after the death of Kathryn Steinle in 2015, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant that had been released without notification to ICE.
"The priorities are already in place", Wilson said.
"We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities exclusively based on somebody's immigration status". Arreguin, who will take office as Mayor of Berkeley next year, plans to announce a more comprehensive response next week.
Trump has vowed to kick millions of migrants out of the United States - including three million to Mexico alone. "Up up with education, down, down with deportation", chanted students holding signs that read "Here to Stay" and "Don't separate families". The judge's ruling is expected on July 20, 2017, he said. Approximately 62,000 of these people are non-U.S. citizens.
There is widespread agreement that the US has only tenuous control of the border. "Not only have we seen students who've been literally unwilling to face the reality in which they live-in which Donald Trump will become president of the United States-but now they apparently think they can openly defy USA law and attempt to shield illegal immigrants from deportation".