Trump is seriously considering sending the detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities” illegally. He believes this is the only way to punish Democrats who have opposed his stringent immigration proposals.
“We’ll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it, whether it’s a state or whatever it might be,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday. Although the idea is now scrapped, said officials.
Then he went on to mention California. “We’ll give them more people. We can give them a lot. We can give them an unlimited supply, and let’s see if they’re so happy. They say, ‘We have open arms,’ ” Trump said.
He tweeted: “Democrats have been unwilling to change immigration laws, prompting his administration to consider “placing” such immigrants there.”
On Thursday,White House officials had been considering such a move “to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries.”
Trump aides had reportedly proposed such a transfer twice. This immigration issue in U.S has been increasing numerously. Immigrants are approaching the country through Mexican border by the purpose of seeking asylum treatment. He also had a fight with Congress over funding for his border wall following a 35-day government shutdown. This eventually resulted in his declaring a national emergency to obtain the funds.