President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has triggered divergent actions from blue and red states, revealing the deep national divide on immigration as some move to follow his order and others break with the US government to protect immigrants in the country illegally.
California, the nation's largest state, is pushing for a statewide sanctuary that would prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with
federal immigration authorities, while a fellow US-Mexico border state, Texas, is seeking to withhold funding from cities with the policies.
Trump's recent executive orders threatening to withhold federal funding from communities with sanctuary policies and calling for a border wall have produced widespread protests and fears that more immigration restrictions are in the future. The president's supporters have hailed the efforts.