The Trump administration is considering transporting and releasing detained illegal migrants that arrive at the U.S.-Mexico southern border into sanctuary cities.
Sanctuary jurisdictions are states, counties, or cities that refuse to fully cooperate with federal immigration enforcement processes.
Over the last six months, the Trump administration considered the idea of transporting illegal migrants at least twice.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi represents San Francisco, a sanctuary city, and her office blasted the proposal by calling the idea “despicable.”
Fox News reports:
“The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement Friday. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”
Pelosi also said the move was “unworthy of the presidency.”
President Trump responded to news of the proposed plan:
….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
There are numerous sanctuary jurisdictions around the country and “they’re not just cities.”
USA Today reports:
More than 300 jurisdictions across the U.S. are considered immigration sanctuaries in some fashion. But they’re not just cities.
At least eight states – from New Jersey to Illinois to California – are considered sanctuary states, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors restricting immigration.
Sanctuary jurisdictions are generally run by Democrats and since they don’t believe there is an illegal immigration crisis it seems fitting to release detained illegal migrants into their jurisdictions.
Perhaps Pelosi will support border security measures if her City of San Fransisco experiences the consequences of having to deal with thousands of illegal aliens.