Sanctuary cities shouldn't exist. We can agree on that. And I'm pretty sure that any politician can't force an officer to not do his job. If an officer tries to do his job, and anyone stops that officer, that is called obstruction of justice. Then it becomes a crime that that officer can then arrest said politician. Let the local courts rule in this case. Why does everything need to be a federal case? I understand immigration is a federal law, but a governor or other politician already doesn't have the power to stop police from deporting someone. Now if the local police aren't deporting someone, and the feds want to, there also is nothing stopping the feds from doing that. If you are sheltering someone that has violently committed crimes, then you can already be prosecuted for obstruction and abetting. If you are sheltering a non violent person, simply for being illegal, I don't see how you are breaking any law. It's up to the police to catch them and deport them if they see fit to do so. But sheltering illegals without helping the illegals to become legal? Not okay in my book. If you are sheltering nonviolent illegals because you think they have a right to stay here where it's much safer than Mexico, then you are obligated to help them in the process to become legal. But of course, you take on the risk of sheltering someone that may have committed some serious crimes. Your risk. Not one I'm willing to take. But am I going to rat out every instance of someone I think is sheltering illegals? Depends on the situation. But most likely not.