Trump Wanted to Release Immigrants in ‘Democratic Strongholds’

Posted on April 11, 2019 10:40 pm

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In retaliation for Democrats’ failure to support his plans to build a southern border wall, U.S. President Donald Trump proposed twice, in November and February, that government agencies transport and release detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cites, according to an account first reported by The Washington Post. Sanctuary cities are municipalities where local laws protect undocumented immigrants from deportation or prosecution, despite federal immigration law. CNN reported that a source had confirmed to them that the Trump administration pressured the Department of Homeland Security to release immigrants detained at the southern border in the sanctuary cities. ​The Post report said