Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Getty Images

The fight against president-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policy is causing major controversy throughout the United States. While many students across the country have marched and rallied demanding schools to keep them safe from immigration, many lawmakers are still in cahoots with Trump’s plan.

According to FOX News Latino, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he will sign a law banning so-called "sanctuary" cities to eliminate local policies that protect undocumented immigrants.

"Yes, I'm going to sign a law that bans sanctuary cities," Abbott tweeted late Sunday night, responding to a user’s question."Also, I've already issued an order cutting funding to sanctuary cities,” he added.

One of the biggest points throughout Trump’s campaign was immigration and getting undocumented immigrants out of the country. Now with his upcoming inauguration, mayors and police chiefs in major cities are now being forced to re-affirm their sanctuary status. If states decide to go against Trump’s immigration policy, they risk being penalized and possibly losing funding.

The site reports that cities from Chicago to Los Angeles to Philadelphia, mayors and police chiefs have said they would defy any order by Trump to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), turning over undocumented immigrants for deportation.

Despite Trump’s stance on immigration, many Democratic governors and mayors are sticking to their guns and pledging to continue their current policies which serve to protect undocumented immigrants.

"For all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous, filled with anxiety as we've spoken to: You are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at an event in his city. "Administrations may change, but our values and principles as it relates to inclusion do not."

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