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Trump Might Release Illegal Aliens into Sanctuary Cities

White House considered releasing detained immigrants into ‘sanctuary cities’ Trump confirms he'd like to send asylum seekers to sanctuary cities
Ginger Lawrence | 14 April, 2019, 22:44

U.S. President Donald Trump awaits the arrival of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to the White House in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019.

On Sunday morning's edition of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, host George Stephanopoulos pressed Sanders about Trump's threat to send migrants from the southern border into sanctuary cities, noting that "when this story broke on Thursday, White House officials said flatly that the idea had been rejected". This has nothing to do with whether or not they are going to determine policy.

Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, prompting US mayors to accept such an offer as the battle over border security rages.

"For the city of Chicago, which routinely gets asylum seekers at our airports and coming in through other ways, we've been dealing with these issues, really for decades", Lightfoot said, adding that city officials must be "very clear in speaking our values".

In a podcast published by Recode on Friday, Pelosi did not sugarcoat her latest opinions on Trump, saying he has "cheapened the presidency" as well as calling him out for "being a freak". ICE's enforcement and removal operations have sometimes ensnared people who have been in the USA for decades, working and raising families.

On Saturday, he said his administration has "the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities".

Most of the policies center on not cooperating with federal law enforcement on immigration policies.

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"I'm sure the president is very frustrated because we're not securing our border, the Democrats are stopping this". "We see that there's not a lot of concern for the humanity of these people".

Last week Trump revived ideas such as closing the border and busing detained migrants to America's "sanctuary" cities where local government resists co-operating with immigration crackdowns.

"With immigrants being less likely to commit crimes than the US born population, and with sanctuary jurisdictions being safer and more productive than non-sanctuary jurisdictions, the data damns this proposal as a politically motivated stunt that seeks to play politics with peoples' lives", said George Gascon, district attorney for San Francisco.

"For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it", she said. People with knowledge of the discussions say it was first brought to Homeland Security from White House staff in November, and was again discussed in February but was put down after DHS officials reviewed it and found it was too costly, a misuse of funds and would be too timely.

In response, some cities have banished ICE from jails where agents could easily pick up immigration violators. The agency also uses commercial flights but requires that migrants to pay for those.

Those facilities would be licensed by each state and likely take several months to be approved and opened, separating them from the rapidly expanding emergency shelter at Homestead, Florida, and the now-closed tent facility at Tornillo, Texas.

Democrats want Trump's tax returns as part of their investigations of possible conflicts of interest posed by his continued ownership of extensive business interests, even as he serves the public as president.