“It’s in a sense up to almost any city that wants to put itself in that category to define what it means,” said UC Irvine political science professor Louis DeSipio, who explained that for some it’s a symbolic show of support for unauthorized immigrants and their families. Others, he said, use the term to signify a policy that local police ignore requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold someone in jail longer than state or local law requires.

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