Hours before President Trump enforces a Muslim ban and hours after he ordered federal agents to start building the wall along the Mexican border, Muslim leaders held an emergency rally to protest the executive orders.
Murray referred to the president's actions Wednesday as the darkest day in immigration history since the creation of Japanese internment camps during World War II.
'It addresses long overdue border security issues and is the first order in that to build a large physical barrier on the southern border, ' Spicer said.
Northhampton Mayor David Narkewicz told The Boston Globe he felt stripping funding from sanctuary cities would be easier said than done.
"This city will not be bullied by this administration", Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said, adding that he instructed city departments to rework their budgets to prepare for the possibility that federal dollars could be lost.
Seattle hosted an immigrant rights workshop during Trump's inauguration on January 20.
"We're not going to sacrifice any of our folks here in Providence", said Jorge Elorza, the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
"We will not be intimidated", Murray said.
"We've been talking about this right from the beginning", Trump said at DHS as he signed the bill.
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"I'm willing to lose every single penny to protect those people", he said.
Almost a quarter of Seattle's $4 billion budget came from federal government, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer found.
Trump also intends to strip federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, which protect undocumented immigrants.
Sanctuary cities represent the best this country has to offer: a spirit of inclusiveness and respect for individual rights. Additional federal grants support police, emergency management and housing services. "Somerville does not harbor criminals and we are in regular communication with, and cooperate, in the interest of public safety, with our federal agencies". "These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic", the order read.
"Today's executive order is simply a directive, as the Trump administration hasn't even identified yet what federal grant funding they think they could cut".
Others said if local officials follow the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, then authorities are expected to cooperate with immigration enforcement.
Currently, the King County jail only holds an inmate on a federal detainer if that inmate is charged with a federal warrant.
"Our value is to remain a safe place for all immigrants and refugees", he said.
Authorities said a Syrian passport was found near one of the attackers, and the Paris prosecutors' office says fingerprints from the attacker match those of someone who passed through Greece in October. The orders come shortly after the president repeated false claims that illegal immigrants contributed to the last election - despite all evidence indicating otherwise.