Trump confirms he'd like to send asylum seekers to sanctuary cities

White House considered releasing detained immigrants into ‘sanctuary cities’

"There are constitutional issues", Mnuchin told reporters on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.

Schaaf responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that noted it's "so interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our now "detained immigrants" after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule".

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station before visiting the U.S. -Mexico border in Calexico, California, U.S., April 5, 2019.

"I don't know anything about it, but again, it's just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a county, as a people, to address who we are: a nation of immigrants", Pelosi said Friday according to The Hill.

A lawyer for President Trump likened the request to "harassment".

Jaramillo called it more "posturing" and "showmanship from the commander in chief" but not a viable policy or solution to immigration issues.

Yesterday however, he said the administration would respond by the revised deadline. As a result, more than 125,000 people have been released as they await court hearings - a practice Mr Trump has derided as "catch and release".

The administration has already failed to comply with a 10 April deadline.

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The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University announced this week that an analysis found that immigrants in sanctuary cities such as NY and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested out in the community than in cities without such policies.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Trump sanctuary city plan is aimed at creating "manufactured chaos" at the border.

Neal said in his letter that the request is needed to further "legislative proposals and oversight related to our Federal tax laws, including but not limited to, the extent to which the IRS audits and enforces the Federal tax laws against a President". San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon argued that illegal immigrants are "less likely" to commit crime than the US-born population, before calling the proposal "an all-time low for American discourse".

"We should have open arms to the human species the human race", he said.

"It pisses the members off if you don't give them information that they think they should have".

The transportation of migrants arrested at the border to large and faraway cities would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) is stretched thin, having released over 125,000 migrants pending their immigration court date since 21 December.

The downside for the migrants would be a high cost of living.

But the IRS has said that he could release the returns even if they are under audit. ICE's enforcement and removal operations have sometimes ensnared people who have been in the USA for decades, working and raising families.

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