The move came after President Trump railed against so-called "sanctuary cities" during his State of the Union address.
Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington give voters another say on hot-button social issues.
The internet fell in love after Alex Kack was filmed laughing uncontrollably at a pair of anti-immigrant protesters during a Tucson City Council meeting.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been outspoken against cooperation with federal immigration officials, but activists want her to sign an executive order proving it.
"Our transportation is based on operational necessity," said Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
The president ranted for nearly 90 minutes in Wisconsin on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The anti-immigrant bill, in a state where 1 in 5 residents is an immigrant, will likely be signed into law by the Republican governor.
In a tweet Saturday night, Trump demanded undocumented immigrants be moved for political retaliation.
Hours earlier, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said the proposal had been shelved.
Trump administration officials reportedly suggested releasing detainees in a way that would retaliate against San Francisco and other immigrant-friendly cities.