Thursday The Washington Post reported that the “Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.”
The Washington Post explains the proposal was revealed through email messages reviewed by The Washington Post and DHS Officials that spoke with the paper.
The first time the idea was broached by White House Officials, was November 16th, “asking officials at several agencies whether members of the caravan could be arrested at the border and then bused “to small- and mid-sized sanctuary cities,” places where local authorities have refused to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation.”
According to the article, the plan was twofold “alleviate the shortage of detention space,” while also sending a message Democrats. This “attempt at political retribution raised alarm within ICE, with a top official responding that it was rife with budgetary and liability concerns, and noting that “there are PR risks as well.””
In February, “the White House pressed again in February, ICE’s legal department rejected the idea as inappropriate and rebuffed the administration.”
In nearly identical statements sent to the Post on Thursday, by a White House Official and a Spokesman for DHS, they seemed to indicate “the proposal is no longer under consideration.”
This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussionthe White House Statement via Washington Post
The article notes, “Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller discussed the proposal with ICE, according to two DHS officials. Matthew Albence, who is ICE’s acting deputy director, immediately questioned the proposal in November.
Ablence offered comment through his spokesman saying, “As the Acting Deputy I was not pressured by anyone at the White House on this issue. I was asked my opinion and provided it and my advice was heeded.”
On Friday citing “three U.S. Officials familiar with,” the matter, NBC News reported that on Tuesday night when President Trump’s “top national security advisers” met at the White House to discuss “the surge of immigrates,” at the Southern Border, included in this discussion was not only increasing the number of military at the Border, but, also “whether the military could be used to build tent city detention camps for migrants.”
According to NBC News the three officials said part of the idea would also include the military running the camps, an idea the Officials said was “unlikely since U.S. law prohibits the military from directly interacting with migrants.”
On Wednesday speaking to the press during a round-table event in Texas, the President said, “I’m going to have to call up more military, but our military don’t forget can’t act like a military would act. Because if they got a little rough. Everybody would go crazy. So our military can’t act like they would normally act or like let’s say another military from another country would act.”
About thirty minutes ago via Twitter the President confirmed the Washington Post’s report regarding busing in migrants to “Sanctuary Cities, only.” He added in a follow-up tweet that this news “should make them very happy!”
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Via Tweet the President of the United States just admitted he is in favor of using immigrates, legal ones mind you, as pawns for political retribution…#winning
One has to wonder where the Republicans are?
One has to wonder if he’s worth it yet?
One has to wonder….everyday where bottom truly is…