Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Sen.
Asked about the proposal Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said it was "not the ideal solution".
Trump had telegraphed his Treasury secretary's move Wednesday, telling reporters he wouldn't release his tax returns since he's still under audit.
Hundreds of US cities, along with California, the country's most populous state, have declared themselves as havens for migrants who have illegally crossed the southern USA border with Mexico, refusing the help US immigration officials to track down the immigrants so they can be deported. "We hereby demand 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!"
Trump broke with a long-established norm during the 2016 elections by refusing to release his income tax returns, as most presidents have done since the 1970s even though it is not required by law.
Neal's latest letter sets the stage for a further escalation in the conflict between Congress and the White House, as legal experts have suggested that an outright denial of their request by Mnuchin could be followed by subpoenas or a lawsuit in federal court. "President Trump must take down his disrespectful and unsafe video", Pelosi said.
Democratic Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says she's willing to take the illegal detainees that the Trump administration mused about sending to sanctuary cities like her own. The relevant agencies rejected the idea, saying it would be costly, that Congress had not allocated any money to cover the expense, that it would make it hard to later locate and round up migrants for hearings or deportation, and that it might ultimately encourage more immigrants to come to the U.S. But I think these raise very, very complicated legal issues.
The Trump administration is dealing with an ever-increasing number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S. -Mexico border that has pushed the immigration system to the breaking point.
But Trump later contradicted his aides and embraced the policy in a series of tweets on Friday. "They do these watered down push backs that frankly they feel like give them enough cover, but aren't really getting the job done". "The president likes the idea and Democrats have said they want these individuals into their communities so let's see if it works and everybody gets a win out of it". And Democrats have stated time and time again they support open borders, they support sanctuary cities.
"The president has no right to spend money appropriated by Congress for other purposes to ship immigrants all over the country", Rep. Jerrold Nadler said on CNN's "State of the Union."
The popular west coast U.S. city boss also noted that Trump "is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures".