Friday, President Trump announced he was considering housing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities.
Fox News reported that President Trump responded to reports Friday that his administration proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities by not only confirming the plan but saying it remains under “strong” consideration.
Further, the president tweeted that relocating illegal immigrants to these districts should make the “Radical Left” happy.
The comments came after The Washington Post first reported that the White House proposed sending the detainees to sanctuary cities twice in the last six months. The proposal was first floated in November amid reports of a large migrant caravan from Central America making its way to the southern border. The idea was again considered in February, amid the standoff with Congress over a border wall.
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
The plan was called “sick and twisted” by celebrities like Alyssa Milano and scoffed at by Nancy Pelosi.
Would they think the same thing about Obama’s plan to flood Jeff Sessions’ home state of Alabama with illegal?
The White House is considering a plan to relocate thousands of illegal immigrant children to the home state of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, causing some to question whether presidential politics is at play.
Sessions has for years has led the opposition to immigration policies supported by President Barack Obama. The plan would send the children to Baldwin County, across the bay from Sessions’ home in Mobile County.
Sessions has also emerged among Donald Trump’s fiercest supporters and was the first senator to endorse the GOP presidential nominee.Trump’s hardline immigration approach – which includes deportation of all undocumented immigrants and a wall built along the U.S.-Mexican border — has been embraced by Sessions.
“It’s highly probable that this is more political than practical,” said Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott.
Said Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack: “I hope that is not the case. The polls I’ve seen is Alabama is very conservative on the immigration issue. The federal government is not.”
‘Nothing to lose’
Sessions has been quiet on the administration’s proposal to investigate the capability of two rural and underutilized Naval air fields near Silverhill and Orange Beach to house an overflow of unaccompanied children under age 17 who entered the United States without authorization.
A spokesman for Sessions this week referred to the senator’s opposing statements in January on a similar proposal to house illegal minor children at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery. The statement, signed by both Alabama senators, Sessions and Sen. Richard Shelby, criticized Obama for refusing to enforce immigration laws and urged him to deport the children to their home countries. The same spokesman said that Sessions was likely too busy this week to comment on latest proposal.