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President Donald Trump has said that he would be in support of immigration officials shipping illegal immigrants from the border and dropping them off in “sanctuary cities.” Sanctuary cities have laws in place to prevent cooperation between local officials and federal immigration authorities.

However, according to The Washington Post, senior attorneys working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement had already dismissed the idea as illegal, and the head of the agency had called it “inappropriate.”

On Thursday, the Post published a story saying that the Trump administration was considering releasing illegal immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities, in order to punish those who oppose the president’s immigration policies.

According to the Post, one proposed drop off point for these immigrants was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) district in San Francisco.

A spokeswoman for Pelosi denounced the “administration’s cynicism and cruelty” and hopes of “[u]sing human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”

According to the report, ICE “rejected the idea as inappropriate.” The person at ICE responsible for this was Matthew Albence, who is now the acting director of the agency. The Post also said that “senior ICE attorneys told Albence and others that the plan was inappropriate and lacked a legal basis.”

MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff tweeted that a “former DHS official” from the Trump administration had also said that the plan was “so illegal.”

An official from the Trump administration told the Post that the proposal was “just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion.”

But on Friday, a day after the story ran, Trump seemed to have restarted that discussion.

Trump tweeted, “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only. The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy — so this should make them very happy!”

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, as of March 18 there were 33 sanctuary cities and 141 sanctuary counties in the United States. Eight state governments also have sanctuary laws: California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. H

    April 13, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I think it’s brilliant. After all, Obummer did it. Dropped off Muslims in the areas where now we have Omar and Tlaib. That’s how they got elected.

  2. Chris

    April 13, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Dems claim they want anyone and everyone to come here but apparently NOT in their neighborhoods. What hypocritical assholes! They will defy the laws and be “sanctuary cities” but now don’t want the illegals? Oh and the dick who seems to think this would be illegal should explain how it wasn’t illegal when Obama “resettled” refugees into Hazleton Pa. No one cared what the people in Hazleton thought and they weren’t a so called sanctuary city. I guess since Obama did it it made it ok.

    • Jon Wisdom

      April 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Chris, thank you for pointing out what obama did. Once again the far left screams about what the Republicans are doing, when they are merely following the precedent set by the democrats. I agree with the President, if they want them here they can take care of them. Don’t force taxpayers who don’t want them to pay for them.

  3. Big Montana

    April 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Sanctuary cities and States were created by the [D] Party specifically for illegals. I believe it is more than appropriate for these illegals be offered the privilege to squat in these areas that were specifically created for them, don’t you?

  4. RockyMtn1776

    April 13, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Here’s an even better idea. Deport them all back to their home country. If their Hellhole of a country will not take them back dump them over the border from whatever nation they managed to sneak in from. Mostly Mexico!

    Putting them in sanctuary cities solves nothing, American taxpayers still pay for their care and feeding. Not only that, do you REALLY think they are going to stay in the sanctuary city ? They will scatter all over America as they are presently doing. Few Americans are aware of the fact, there are many Latino illegals in Alaska and a few in Hawaii.

    Our last 5 Presidents refused to enforce our immigration laws, BOTH political parties had a hand in this and both still want illegals here for various reasons. The present tsunami of illegals could have been stopped long ago but our elected officials chose to do nothing. We have probably passed the point of no return on the illegal immigration issue, if so it’s adios America and hello 2nd world nation within one generation.

  5. Polly

    April 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Just do it starting with Pelosi backyard

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