Sarah Sanders on Immigration: Congress and President Could Solve in '15 Minutes'

Cheryl Sanders
April 15, 2019

So-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and NY are among hundreds of mainly Democrat-run jurisdictions across the USA that limit cooperation in complying with requests from immigration officials.

Wilson Romero is an immigrant from Honduras who chose to settle in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"We have a massive number of people that are already here".

Scott acknowledged the president's frustration over a lack of progress on addressing the influx of migrants, but said the administration had to comply with the law.

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump´s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended the president Sunday against accusations that he was inciting violence toward a Muslim congresswoman after he tweeted a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks.

Romero says he goes about daily errands without worry of discrimination.

To him, the biggest problem with being in the Bay Area is the high cost of living.

Trump also addressed the issue in an exchange with reporters.

The GOP governor-turned-senator appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, where he cast some doubt on the president's proposal to relocate detained immigrants from the southern border with Mexico and to so-called sanctuary cities such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago that have policies against arresting illegal migrants exclusively for the objective of deportation.

Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called Trump's push for transfers of migrants to sanctuary cities "another misuse of presidential power".

Flights chartered by Ice cost about $7,785 per flight hour, according to the agency, and require multiple staffers, including an in-flight medical professional.

Sanctuary cities are local jurisdictions that generally give undocumented immigrants safe harbour by refusing to use their resources to help enforce federal immigration laws that could lead to deportations.

He added, "If you get one foot into the United States", migrants can seek asylum. As of 11 April, the nation's three facilities to detain migrant families were nowhere near capacity, including a Pennsylvania facility housing only nine migrants. Sanders also jabbed at members of Congress, saying they weren't "smart enough" to analyze the returns.

After Neal's initial request, Trump's personal attorney, Willian Consovoy, laid out a detailed legal argument in an April 5 letter (pdf) to the Treasury's legal counsel, writing that the request fails to provide a legitimate objective, is motivated by partisan politics, and sets a unsafe precedent.

Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott said President Donald Trump may not really believe in his own "sanctuary city" proposal, and is perhaps just floating the idea to "make everybody insane".

Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Trump to take the clip down.

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