In response to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, residents in Phoenix petitioned for sanctuary status, but the request was rejected by the Phoenix City Council by a vote of 7-2 on Wednesday after a heated debate.

Daniel Ramirez, an illegal alien apprehended by ICE agents, has filed a lawsuit against the DHS asserting that he “is presently being detained without justification.”

President Trump's temporary suspension of the highly controversial (and highly dangerous) refugee program has drawn fire from liberal quarters and the courts. But the order still has a fighting chance to keep America safe from terrorism.

Some sheriffs are uncertain about their right to hold prisoners for deportation, but many cities are ending sanctuary city status, and many illegals fear deportation.

Even as localities across the country are changing their tune on being "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants, the big battles over illegal immigration lie ahead. 

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