The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump is planning to dump illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities and that Democrats have said they want to go there so that the proposal & # 39; everyone & # 39; can deliver a victory.
& # 39; The president thinks it's a good idea and the Democrats have said they want these people in their community, so let's see if it works and everyone makes a profit & # 39 ;, she said on ABC & # 39; s & # 39; This Week. & # 39;
The president confirmed the policy last week, which he said he & # 39; strongly & # 39; is considering, after the Washington Post reported on the plan to send immigrants into custody to Landlord Nancy Pelosi.
The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said President Trump is planning to dump illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities
President Donald Trump said that if the cities want more people, he will give them more
Trump also made it clear that he plans to direct immigrants into American custody in the home countries and districts of his political rivals – despite statements from his staff that it was not in the offing.
& # 39; California always says: & # 39; We want more people. & # 39; We will give them a lot. We will give them unlimited supply, & Trump said Friday.
Sanders said the White House has investigated a number of options to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing the border between the United States and Mexico. She added that the sanctuary option would not be a top choice.
& # 39; We have been talking about a number of different things in the past two years that we would like to see happen. This would certainly not be our first choice, because we would ideally not have to deal with the mass influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border, the crisis we have from both a national security and humanitarian point of view, & she said to ABC News.
Then she turned to blame the Democrats for the border crisis.
& # 39; If the democrats were to climb and help the president to regulate the laws, this could all disappear, we would not have this discussion & she said.
She said that if immigrants were to be released into sanctuary cities because of the Democrats.
& # 39; If Democrats are still not prepared for this, we will look at all our options and we do not want to put all the burdens on one or two border communities. And democrats have stated time and again that they support open borders, they support sanctuary cities. So let's spread some of that burden and put it on some of those other locations if that's what they want to happen and refuse to actually help solve the problem, & she said.
Sanders also pushed back against previous White House denials that employees were exploring the option.
& # 39; This was initially increased and reversed at staff level. The president wants us to re-export, so that's done and they do a full and thorough assessment. But again, the great thing is, if democrats, including the mayors and members of Congress in these communities, want these individuals, they should help the president to honestly look for solutions to bring them to their communities instead of bringing that president. fight at every step of the way, & she said on & # 39; Fox News Sunday. & # 39;
In his commentary, Trump tried not to disguise politics as a policy motive, which he described as a way of striking back against political rivals who have blasted his calls for a border wall and his recently announced support for three Central American countries.
& # 39; California, the governor wants many people to come in, as refugees coming in. Many sanctuary cities. Well, we'll give them to the sanctuary, maybe cities to look after, that's the way you want it.
Trump described some of the immigrants, including asylum seekers, as & # 39; very, very bad people & # 39 ;. Then he said about immigration officials: & They come and they get them and they take them back and we get them out of here.
The president then went over a crack on asylum laws, complaining that the existing law sets limits on the amount of time people who are detained without documents can be detained while their claims are pending.
& # 39; We give them an unlimited supply & # 39 ;, Trump said, and described a plan to take illegal immigrants to & # 39; sanctuary & # 39; cities in California and other areas where representatives have attacked his immigration policy
Trump has been unable to stop a wave of migrant arrivals from Central America
& # 39; The asylum legislation is absolutely insane. They come up in many cases, they are rough gang members, in many cases they are people with huge crime records and they get a statement read by lawyers who are waiting there for them. & # 39; Read this statement & # 39 ;, and it says: & # 39; I have a great fear of my life, I have a great fear of being in my country & # 39; said Trump, using a tone suggesting that the calls are not genuine.
& # 39; Although some of these people in some cases hold the flags of their country and the flags of their country wave and then they talk about the fear they have of being in the country they mark, they waved, & # 39 ; he said.
The president also bombed immigrant smugglers known as coyotes.
& # 39; I just got back from Texas and some ranchers tell me – you look at Brooks County, you look at some of the other places – some ranchers tell me that you have bodies all over the country where your coyotes are a can of soda and they give them a sandwich and they say Houston 300 miles in that direction and people don't know what that means, & said Trump.
Trump also described how he likes to refer to immigrants. & # 39; We'll bring the illegal ones – what do you call them? The illegals. I call them the illegal. They crossed the border illegally, & he said.
Earlier this week, he told a similar report that said they gave the immigrants a liter of water.
White House officials have attempted to press US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to take revenge on President Donald Trump's political opponents, the Washington Post reported Thursday
SANCTUARY CITIES – WHAT AND WHERE
Sanctuary cities – and states – are those cities that broadly protect illegal immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.
There is no legal definition and no set of laws – so agreeing which places are sanctuary towns or states is in itself controversial.
But in general, most sanctuaries say that their police officers do not request immigration status and do not report this to the federal authorities when they detain, arrest or process suspects.
Most will also refuse to detain illegal immigrants on immigration and customs enforcement requests unless they are accused of serious crimes. The degree of severity varies from place to place. In New York, even a crime is no guarantee that an immigration keeper will be obeyed.
California is the largest area for a single shelter, with local law enforcement agencies prohibited by state law from using money, personnel, or equipment to help federal immigration authorities take action against illegal acts.
While critics may say that some places are sanctuaries, local lawmakers often deny that. In Los Angeles, where the police are forbidden to stop people on suspicion of being illegal, the mayor has rejected the label and often cooperates with immigration agencies.
Cities that identify themselves as sanctuary are:
Berkeley, California, since 1971
San Francisco, CA.
St. Petersburg, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Albany, New York
Jersey City, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
New York, New York
Cities accused of sanctuary cities for laws that restrict, but deny, cooperation with ICE include:
Los Angeles, California
Ann Arbor, Michigan
& # 39; That means they can't make it, that means they don't have a chance and die. It is something I have never heard, I have never heard it this way, & said Trump. & # 39; Many people die and they will say & # 39; just go that way. & # 39; And we do a lot about it. If we had the wall, we wouldn't have it. If we had the wall, no people would come. & # 39;
The president said earlier that he & # 39; strong considerations & # 39; to the issue, following a report that top officials are pushing the idea – including placing the immigrants in the Pelosi home district, which represents San Francisco.
& # 39; Due to the fact that Democrats are not willing to change our very dangerous immigration legislation, we do indeed, as reported, give strong considerations to place illegal immigrants only in Sanctuary Cities, & # 39; Trump wrote, confirming a story in the Washington Post, an outlet he often attacks as part of the & # 39; fake news & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy! & # 39; Trump wrote.
By the word & # 39; only & # 39; to add, the president has given a new detail to the plan. Although the newspaper indicated that senior officials pushed the idea to immigration and customs officials, it was not said that sanctuary cities would be the only location where his government would transfer illegal immigrants.
He also took a different approach than the White House, which trivialized the idea shortly before his tweet. & # 39; The idea was briefly and informally raised and quickly rejected, according to a statement from the White House, the Washington Post reported.
A White House statement in the original story said: & # 39; This was a suggestion that was exaggerated and rejected, ending a further discussion. & # 39;
White House officials raised the issue of releasing illegal immigrants in November as a & # 39; caravan & # 39; of Central American migrants approaching the southern border, according to the report.
Immigration office officials identified Stephen Miller, White House senior adviser, as a key figure in the effort that took place when President Donald Trump raged against the influx of illegal immigration and the destroyed & # 39; catch and release & # 39; – policies that put immigrants and asylum seekers on the street.
& # 39; Officials at [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] understood that he forced the plan, & the Post reported, referring to Miller. The powerful assistant, identified as a cleansing of senior officials, declined to comment and was not identified in electronic documents that served as a partial basis for the story.
Said a congressional investigator who was talking to a whistleblower about the plan: "It was actually an idea that Miller wanted no one else to do it," said a congressional investigator who spoke to one of the whistleblowers. & # 39; What happened here is that Stephen Miller called people at ICE who said that if they are going to cut money, you have to make sure you release people in the Pelosi district and other congress districts. & # 39;
The plans that were discussed included placing immigrants in areas related to Trump's political rivals.
Speaking at the end of the Democratic annual withdrawal on Friday in Leesburg, Va., Pelosi taunted the idea as unsuitable for presidency in a country consisting of immigrants.
& # 39; I don't know anything about it, & # 39; Pelosi said regarding the idea. & # 39; But again, it is just another idea that the presidency of the United States is not worthy and disrespectful of the challenges we face as a country – as a people – to focus on who we are: a country of immigrants. & # 39;
The Post, who reviewed the emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department of Homeland Security, said the White House has proposed the measure at least twice in the last six months.