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Democrats Fight Trump Promise of More Migrants for Sanctuary Cities

by Neil Munro

Democrats are declaring that the law prevents President Donald Trump from implementing his Monday promise to transport Central American migrants into Democrat-run “sanctuary cities.”

On Monday, Trump said the migrants may be shuttled from the border into the Democrats’ sanctuary cities:

In response to Trump’s policy, Democrats vaguely claimed that the DHS agency does not have the legal authority to bus the migrants into the neighborhoods of the Democrats’ voters.

But in a letter sent to the White House by three top Democrats, the legislators did not explain why it would be illegal for the administration to deliver migrants to sanctuary cities, especially if the migrants asked to be sent there. The letter briefly declared:

Not only does the Administration lack the legal authority to transfer detainees in this manner, it is shocking that the President and senior Administration officials are even considering manipulating release decisions for purely political reasons.

The letter was signed by the chairman of the Judiciary, Oversight, and Homeland Security committees, New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, and Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson.

The migrants are crossing the border, and are the being released because of loopholes created and maintained by Democrats. Roughly 100,000 migrants crossed in March, and one million are expected in the 12 months up to November. Democrats say the migrants need to be aided because they are fleeing crime, but many migrants say they prefer living in the United States. TV reported from El Paso:

Sara Polato traveled with her 6-year-old son, Anthony El Salvador. She said she didn’t know it would be easy to cross the border. It was so easy for her that she didn’t realize she had already made it to the U.S.

Minutes later, [Border Patrol agent Jose] Romero spotted three more people who had just crossed over. Among them, 29-year-old Jessica Maldonado of Honduras who is five months pregnant. Maldonado said it took her four months to make it to the border.

She said it is her biggest wish to give birth in the U.S.

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