President Trump considers releasing illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities


President Trump has said his is considering releasing illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities – an attempt to punish congressional foes for what he says is inaction on the border.

He 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?”

As migrants continue making the journey to America’s Southern Border, the President is threatening the unprecedented and potentially illegal action against those seeking asylum.

President Donald Trump said, “We’ll bring them to sanctuary city areas, and let that particular area take care of it…they are always saying they have open arms, let’s see if they have open arms.”

Related: Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

The administration brought up the idea twice in the past, but after the plan was revealed in the Washington Post, a White House spokesperson dismissed the proposal saying it was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected.

But the President is once again looking at the plan. It’s targeting cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, even New Haven, Connecticut.

New Haven is often referred to as a sanctuary city. News 8 spoke with Mayor Toni Harp Saturday about the President’s plan.

Mayor Harp said,

“One of the things that New Haven has always been is a welcoming city and so anyone who wants to come here and build a positive productive life, we welcome.”

The President also recently threatened to close the border days later changing course, giving Mexico one year to handle the issue. 

Then on Friday, saying the military would be deployed to the border.

The Pentagon now says it is waiting for a request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security.

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