Miami-Dade County's Mayor, Carlos Gimenez says his city will comply with President Trump's plan to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials' attempts to deport undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes.
According to the Miami New Times, Mayor Gimenez signed an order Thursday demanding Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation "comply with every aspect of Trump's plan".
"Yesterday, January 25, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," Gimenez wrote to Daniel Junior, the county's interim corrections director. "In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security."
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order pulling all federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws.
The president also signed an order blocking Muslim refugees from traveling to the U.S. from the Middle East and parts of Africa.
Other mayors in U.S. cities held press conferences on Wednesday, vowing to defy Trump's order.
Miami, which Cubans consider the Gateway to the Americas, was the first sanctuary city to cave to Trump's demands.
Critics argue that illegal immigrants face immediate deportations or long stints in detention centers under Trump's anti-immigration plan.
Trump fulfilled a campaign promise to secure the borders and restrict criminals from entering the country from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Last week, former President Barack Obama repealed the controversial 'wet foot, dry foot' policy that allowed Cuban refugees to stay in the country legally if they reached American shores.