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Cory Booker Admits Releasing Migrants In Sanctuary Cities Would “Make Us Less Safe”

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Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says that Americans would be “less safe” if illegal immigrants were released from locked detention centers into migrant-friendly American cities – a plan which President Trump has threatened to explore.

When asked by Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan whether Trump’s threat was an empty one, or if he was simply trying to create friction, Booker replied: “You say ‘friction’ — I say he’s trying to pit Americans against each other and make us less safe.

Following reports that the White House had discussed releasing a flood if migrants into Democratic-controlled, undocumented-friendly sanctuary cities, President Trump on Friday said that he was “giving strong considerations” to the idea.

Earlier Friday, the Washington Post and ABC News reported that the Trump administration had twiced pushed for transferring migrants to sanctuary cities, citing anonymous senior government officials familiar with the matter.

In response to taking detained migrants and placing them in the care of cities which have pledged to protect them, Democrats lashed out.

“The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman Ashley Etienne in a Friday statement. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”

Noting safety concerns, Pelosi’s aide added: “The American people have resoundingly rejected this Administration’s toxic anti-immigrant policies, and Democrats will continue to advance immigration policies that keep us safe and honor our values.”

On Saturday night, President Trump said over Twitter that “The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities,” and demanded that “they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!”

On Sunday Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) – chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that he doesn’t “see a legal way” to release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities.

“More importantly, this is again his manufactured chaos he’s created over the last two years on the border,” said Thompson. “Before Donald Trump took office, we had a situation that was manageable. We had spikes, but it also went down, but what we have now is a constant pushing of the system so that it doesn’t work.

House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Thompson added that transferring the migrants to sanctuary cities was “not about keeping the country safe, but about partisan politics and wantonly inflicting cruelty.”

Perhaps Thompson could explain how taking migrants out of locked facilities and placing them in the care of sanctuary cities constitutes cruelty?

California Governor Gavin Newsom called the idea “asinine” – adding that it is “unserious,” “illegal,” and “sophomoric.”

“It really is the sophistry of adolescence. It’s not serious. It lacks any rationale. It’s insulting to the American people and to the intelligence of the American people. It’s un-American. It’s illegal. It’s immoral. It’s rather pathetic. I don’t know what more I can say,” said Newsom.

via zerohedge

13 COMMENTS

  1. DEMOTARDS WANT TO PROTECT THE ILLEGALS SO Whats WRONG WITH TRUMP PLACING THESE ILLEGAL INVADERS INTO THEIR CITIES, DON’T BITCH MOAN AND GROAN SHUT THE FU*K UP. YOU ASSHOLES DO NOT WANT TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT AND SHORE UP THE BORDER, SUCK IT UP OR WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT AND KEEP US AMERICANS SAFE, YOU BUNCH OF TRAITORS

  2. What is Sophomoric is the reasoning Dems use to try to make themselves look good. They are breaking the law by being Sanctuary city’s, and now complain that it would be unlawful for Pres. Trump to send illegals to those cities. In other words, Not In My Backyard!

  3. How would they be made less safe in sanctuary cities? These Democrat controlled cities keep telling us they are such angels, the salt of the earth. From a humanitarian point of view, it might be unfair to send them to these cities. They might be pierced by all the needles lying around.

  4. Booker, you lying two-faced piece of garbage, make up your mind. You don’t want the wall but you definitely don’t want the illegals in your city either. You’re a joke just like the rest of the Demodemons in your party. Suck up!

  5. Senator Booker makes these stupid comments but he has not spent any time in San Francisco or Los Angeles where tens of thousands are living in cardboard boxes and tents on our streets and are defecating on the sidewalks and disposing of their needles…This disgusting lack of moral concern for the poor and disadvantaged flies in the face of Booker (A GROPER) and all the Democrats that are pretending to be compassionate to gain votes…Trump needs to ship the illegals to every major Sanctuary City and put these cities to the test of their commitment to these people seeking a better way of life than the shit holes they are coming out of…but what we taxpayers deserve is LEGAL IMMIGRATION that does not overwhelm our city and state budgets, our school systems and our medical institutions…but then again, Democrats do not wish to address the impact of letting hundreds of thousands to invade our nation against our laws and our wishes.

  6. Yea, its ok to drop them into any other city and protect them and give them everything, but put them where the people actually said they want them, oh no cant do that. Typical hypocrite of a democrat. NIMBY im convinced.

  7. Trump constantly accuses the Democrats of not cooperating with immigration enforcement but he and McConnell show no willingness to work on a comprehensive new program, and Trump, who has the duty to assure that “the laws be faithfully executed” instead ignores them. We need to work together to make our immigration system work, or to reach agreement in Congress on changes. Releasing migrants in sanctuary cities would be better than holding them in cages.

    • Hi, Blue:
      Have you checked history lately? When the President has attempted to follow the law, the democrats have hi-tailed it to a friendly judge to throw a wrench into the machinery. The democrats won’t even set down with the administration to help solve the problem. Using your logic, you ought to consider that nobody is without sin here. Don’t throw stones too soon.

  8. It amazes me how quick sanctuary city governments run for cover when they have to put up or shut up. You asked for it and now you can live with it. I don’t think the natives will appreciate what you’ve done. You’ve run out of BS (more like WS). Good luck.

  9. Just how safe was San Francisco when Kate Steinly was murdered by an illegal that San Francisco had given sanctuary to. So if giving sanctuary to illegals makes cities safer getting more should make the safer.

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