Trump Considers Releasing Illegal Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities

  • 04/13/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Trump Considers Releasing Illegal Immigrants Into Sanctuary Cities
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President Trump revealed he's considering a plan to release migrants into sanctuary cities to punish Democrats for their obstruction on immigration. 

The Hill's Jordan Fabian reports:

In a pair of tweets, Trump accused Democrats of being “unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws” and suggested they should feel the consequences of what he has called the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.


“We can give them an unlimited supply [of migrants] and let’s see if they’re so happy,” Trump said later Friday at a White House event where he doubled down on the idea. “They say ‘we have open arms.’ They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms.”

Trump’s comments breathed new life into the proposal, which could further rile lawmakers in Washington who say the president is going too far in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. 

The Washington Post reported Thursday night that White House officials proposed the idea on at least two occasions as a way to retaliate against Democrats who opposed the president’s hardline immigration policies.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) condemned the president's proposal as "disrespectful" and "unworthy" of the presidency.
 Source: AAN
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