The number of so-called "Sanctuary Cities" has crossed 300 in a rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding.

The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.

Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, gave some examples of the new cities, counties and states that have joined in the sanctuary movement of denying federal demands -- while also getting federal funding.

Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who had long maintained obstructive sanctuary policies, undid them before leaving office in December 2015. One of the very first acts of new Mayor Jim Kenney, within hours of his swearing-in, and after accepting some homemade bread baked by illegal aliens, was to institute a new sanctuary policy.

In addition to Dallas County, other new sanctuary jurisdictions include the city of Lawrence, Mass., and five counties in Kentucky. In addition, in December, a committee of the Massachusetts legislature approved a strict and far-reaching sanctuary bill.

On Monday, a key appropriations subcommittee chairman, Texas Rep. John Culberson, sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch to stop funding cities that reject Justice and Homeland Security demands for information and access to jailed immigrants.

Vaughan's broad list of jurisdictions that favor illegals over federal security demands is below, from her blog:

States

California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado

Cities and Counties

Arizona

South Tucson

California (in addition to all county sheriffs)

Berkeley

Los Angeles

Orange County Probation Department

Colorado (in addition to all counties)

Aurora Detention Center

Connecticut (in addition to state LEAs)

East Haven

Hartford

Florida

Broward County

Hernando County

Hillsborough County

Miami-Dade County

Palm Beach County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Georgia

Clayton County

Fulton County

Illinois

Champaign County

Chicago

Cook County

Iowa

Allamakee County

Benton County

Cass County

Clinton County

Delaware County

Dubuque County

Franklin County

Freemont County

Greene County

Ida County

Iowa County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Linn County

Marion County

Monona County

Montgomery County

Polk County

Pottawattamie County

Sioux County

Story County

Wapello County

Winneshiek County

Kansas

Butler County

Finney County

Harvey County

Johnson County

Sedgwick County

Shawnee County

Kentucky

Campbell County

Franklin County

Kenton County

Scott County

Woodford County

Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

Orleans Parish

Maine

Portland

Maryland

Baltimore City

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

Massachusetts

Amherst

Boston

Cambridge

Lawrence

Northhampton

Somerville

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Ramsey County

Nebraska

Douglas County

Hall County

Lancaster County

Sarpy County

Nevada

Clark County

Washoe County

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Newark

Ocean County

Union County

New Mexico (in addition to all counties)

Rio Arriba

New York

Franklin County

Nassau County

New York City

Onondaga County

Rensselaer County

Saratoga County

Suffolk County

St. Lawrence County

Wayne County

North Dakota

North Dakota State Penitentiary

South West Multiple County Corrections Center

Oregon

Clackamas County

Clatsop, Oregon

Coos County

Crook County

Curry County

Deschutes County

Douglas County

Gilliam County

Grant County

Hood River County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Malheur County

Marion County

Multnomah County

Polk County

Sherman County

Springfield Police Department

Tillamook County

Umatilla County

Union County

Wallowa County

Wasco County

Washington County

Wheeler County

Yamhill County

Pennsylvania

Lehigh County

Philadelphia

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Corrections

Texas

Dallas County

Travis County

Virginia

Chesterfield County

Washington

Baker County

Benton County

Chelan County

Clallam County

Cowlitz County

Franklin County Jefferson County

Kent City Jail, King County

King County

Kitsap County

Pierce County

Skagit County

Snohomish County

South Correctional Entity (SCORE) Jail, King County

Spokane County

Thurston County

Walla Walla County

Whatcom County

Yakima County

Washington, DC

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.