President Trump set off a firestorm on social media, not only confirming reports that White House officials threatened to release illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities, but insisting that he’s still considering doing so.
A Washington Post story on Thursday was the first to report that administration officials had “proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months.”
The Post reviewed email messages that saw White House officials asking several agencies, as a migrant caravan approached the border in November if they could be arrested upon their arrival and bused “to small- and mid-sized sanctuary cities.”
They broached the topic again in February.
One of the locations they had sought to drop the illegal aliens was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco.
The White House initially responded to the bombshell report by saying it was simply brainstorming, and that it is not an actual plan of attack for dealing with migrants in custody.
“This was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion,” a statement reads.
Trump’s Discussing It Again
After officials downplayed the report throughout the day, President Trump apparently decided to trigger his political adversaries.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
It’s a stroke of genius. Whether he intends to do so or not, Democrats already outraged over the prospect are proving to be first class hypocrites.
The same liberal politicians who celebrate lawlessness are now outraged that individuals with no regard for the law could be running through their streets. You can’t offer sanctuary to dangerous criminal illegals, then complain when they get sent to your city.
Trump seemingly concurs with the notion, following up his original tweet by saying the left should be thrilled.
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Why Wouldn’t They Want Them?
Democrat lawmakers do nothing but pander to criminal illegal aliens, so you’d think they’d be open to the concept of harboring them safely in the sanctuary of their city.
Yet, you have people like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who calls the idea a “hare-brained scheme” and criticizes the President for using illegals “as political pawns.”
No, it’s the Democrat party that has the market cornered on using vulnerable groups of people as pawns.
So you admit dropping dangerous criminals into cities and providing them sanctuary from the law is a bad idea?
— Rusty Weiss 🤔🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) April 12, 2019
Huh. Maybe they’ve had their bluff called.
When push comes to shove, maybe the liberals don’t want illegals who try to kill their police officers, as Javier Hernandez-Morales did recently in California, in their city.
Maybe they know of the threat criminal illegals pose to their citizens – like Bambi Larson, who was brutally stabbed to death inside her home earlier this year by 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza.
Democrats know criminal illegal immigrants pose a threat, they just can’t admit it because they need the Hispanic vote. It took Trump to get them to admit it that’s all they care about.