Trump Tweet: Send Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities Only

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Trump Tweeted a radical approach to the immigration crisis today: Send all the illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.

The Wall Street Journal reports Trump Targets Sanctuary Cities Amid Stepped Up Immigration Push

President Trump and senior adviser Stephen Miller are pushing ahead on a revived bid to stem illegal immigration, the president’s signature issue, after a week in which almost all of the top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security were ousted or hobbled.

A White House official contacted officials at the Department of Homeland Security in November to inquire about the feasibility of busing members of a migrant caravan to sanctuary cities if there wasn’t sufficient temporary housing where they were detained, according to an administration official.

ICE’s acting deputy director at the time, Matthew Albence, responded that the proposal would be operationally difficult and could also raise a variety of liabilities, and the proposal has since been dropped, the administration official said. The proposal was first reported by the Washington Post.

“This is not our ideal policy,” the administration official said on Friday. “Our ideal policy is enough detention space so we can detain people and remove them.” The official cast the suggestion about Mrs. Pelosi’s district less as a serious proposal and more as an effort to expose what the official called the speaker’s hypocrisy on the matter.

The president’s tweet was intended to provoke a response from Democrats about why they would oppose allowing detainees to be placed in sanctuary cities, the official said, but described the president as eager to partner with sanctuary cities on such a proposal.

Responses

I am certain of two things

  1. Trump is not playing 4D Chess
  2. This plan will never be implemented

Here's Trump's Tweet if you care to respond or read comments.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (56)
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Carlos_
Carlos_

What a dumb plan. All CA has to do is say "sure send them over. We will provide them with a picture ID and them over to all parts of the US by bus"

Mish
Mish

Editor

I am certain this plan will never be implemented

HubbaBuba
HubbaBuba

Playing people as pawns in another's games is enmity at its core. Think of if you were being bused off to wherever purely for someone else's agenda. Say from Texas to San Fran. All people matter, and "some" are not political cargo.

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

President Trump needs to refresh his memory on Aesop's fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Enough of this tweeting silliness where no action is likely. Pretty soon everyone, including the most rabid Trump supporters, will ignore all his tweets.

DHolzer
DHolzer

I would say send them all here, if the Feds will build low income housing for them (the middle class cannot afford to live in the Bay area, much less immigrants with little savings and no job).