President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudicial Courts Order Trump Administration Continues Temporarily to Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico Federal Investigation Reveals Generalized Sexual Harassment in Trump Company-Led Company: Booker Report Trump would apparently have forgiven a border official: "This should shake all Americans" tweeted Saturday night that his administration has the legal right to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities and demanded that this happen.
"Just out: the United States has the absolute legal right to apprehend illegal immigrants transferred to sanctuary cities," he wrote. "We hereby request that they be cared for at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known for its poor management and high taxes!"
The United States has the absolute legal right to apprehend illegal immigrants transferred to sanctuary cities. We hereby request that they be cared for at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known for its poor management and high taxes!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
The Hill sought the advice of the White House.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told Fox News Saturday shortly before the announcement that the administration was working with DHS and ICE to try to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary towns. .
"They said they wanted all these illegal aliens to be part of their communities," said Gidley during his appearance in "Justice with Judge Jeanine".
"We work with DHS, we work with ICE, to try to make sure that happens, because after all, that's what they want." They should not say "It's a political punishment ", they should say:" It's an olive branch, "he continued.
Before the president's tweet, Gidley also said that the White House was looking into whether it could legally send undocumented immigrants to these cities.
"We are trying to find out if we can do it legally," he said.