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.

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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

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Zardoz
Zardoz

This is one of the few things trump’s said that I actually agree with in principle... even if it’s not practical. Sanctuary is what these folks are looking for, and those cities are supposedly willing to provide it.

Sechel
Sechel

doesn't seem this is a serious proposal . it faces legal and congressional challenges and has legal problems. so why is trump talking about it? Nielsen already told Trump it can't be done. looks like trump now wants to use the idea to play to his base and nothing more

awc13
awc13

this is the perfect opportunity for democrats that run these sanctuary cities how compassionate they are and welcome the down trodden with open arms

Cecil1
Cecil1

Those who love 'diversity' should live in and only them.

This plan is exactly what Sanctuary cities deserve.

Its time to make diversity someone else's strength

Blurtman
Blurtman

The Somalis are here as legal refugees, largely. The Somalis Minnesota story tracks to 1991, when civil war broke out in Somalia. Millions fled to refugee camps, many in Kenya.

Two years later, the first wave of Somali refugees were sent to Minnesota.

“In the beginning the U.S. federal government assigns people,” said Samatar.

To qualify as a refugee, there is a process. The U.S. State Department ultimately decides where refugees will live, but it has to do with the voluntary agencies, called VOLAGS, that contract with the State Department.

RonJ
RonJ

"Trump is not playing 4D Chess"

Yes, Trump has moved on from dimensional Chess to Nth degree Chess.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

No matter what the Dems do, they get put in a quandary by Trump. Trump's take is let's see if the Dems really want everyone from Mexico in their state or city. Let's see how the voters react to that. On further review, the 2020 election may be a landslide in Trump's favor.

mpowerOR
mpowerOR

Mish still taking Trump literally. Not sure why.

This tweet is a 2020/re-election tactic... and it's working. It's the idea - the threat - that counts, not the action. Tweets like this are exactly what Trump needs to cement his lead in battleground/flyover states.

Only fools think DT is a fool. The guy re-wrote the rules & he knows how to win, period.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

Massachusetts buses poor people from the Boston area to Western Mass because it costs less. Crime goes up in Western Mass and there are no jobs for the poor. The cycle of poverty remains unbroken.

thimk
thimk

a stupid response to stupid US asylum laws. stupid squared. But the dems are beginning to publicly recognize that a perilous condition exits at our borders.

flubber
flubber

They'll probably send them to Texas to turn the state 'blue'.

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).

Latkes
Latkes

I give the US 50 years. Max.

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.

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.

Mish
Mish

Editor

I am certain this plan will never be implemented

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"