Sanders: Sending migrants to sanctuary cities not top choice

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Press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump wants to explore the twice-rejected proposal of sending migrants only to 'sanctuary cities, ' but it is not his preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system.

"Certainly, the president is wishing no ill will, and certainly not violence, towards anyone", Sanders told ABC News' "This Week" on April 14.

But in a tweet late Saturday, Trump insisted the U.S. has "the absolute right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities".

"If not, sanctuary cities must immediately act to take care of the illegal immigrants - and this includes gang members, drug dealers, human traffickers, and criminals of all shapes, sizes and kinds", Trump continued.

In that letter, Mnuchin also questioned the scope of Congress's investigative authority and Neal's stated reason for the request - that he wants them to insure that the IRS is properly auditing presidents. While speaking to host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday", Sanders suggested that Democrats lacked the intelligence to understand Trump's filings from the past. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home.

The president revived the idea on Twitter and in comments to reporters on Friday after the White House had said earlier in the week it was off the table.

Neal said his agency was consulting with the Justice Department to determine whether the request for Mr. Trump's tax returns is legal and constitutional.

Trump told reporters on March 8 that Democrats have now become "an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party" after Omar-a Somalia-born Muslim-sparked fresh criticism for questioning why US lawmakers support Israel.

"They do these watered down push-backs that, frankly, they feel like give them enough cover, but aren't really getting the job done", Sanders said. "The president wants us to explore it again, so that's being done and they're doing a complete and thorough review".

Speaking on ABC News' "This Week", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the preferred solution would be for Democratic leaders in Congress to work with the White House to "stop this very bad crisis that is taking place at our border".

"We have people who are routinely coming to this city".

And despite the consideration given to releasing the migrants to sanctuary cities, the Trump administration actually has plenty of jail space to detain families.

"Look, you can't threaten somebody with something they're not afraid of", said Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state, a candidate for president. We have a whole infrastructure that's built up to make sure that their rights are protected while the city of Chicago has, under the current administration, provided funding for various groups to help support asylum seekers and other people that are going through the immigration court system.

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