President Trump and a California mayor traded barbs over Twitter on Saturday, triggered by the president’s repeated hazards to launch detained immigrants into “sanctuary cities.”
The exchange between Trump and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf likewise appeared activated, a minimum of in part, by current New York Times posts about the president’s immigration policies.
” So fascinating to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our presently ‘detained immigrants’ after release due to the outrageous court purchased 20 day guideline,” Trump tweeted.
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Schaaf fired back, saying: “It’s time to stop fanning hate and division @realDonaldTrump – I have actually corresponded and clear: #Oakland welcomes all, no matter where you came from or how you got here.”
Trump fired off another tweet quickly after: “Just out: The USA has the outright legal right to have actually captured unlawful immigrants moved to Sanctuary Cities. We thus demand that they be taken care of at the greatest level, specifically by the State of California, which is well understood or [sic] its poor management & high taxes!”
In 2017, California passed a “sanctuary state” law limiting cooperation in between local authorities and federal migration officials. Administration officials said Trump’s proposal to dispose undocumented immigrants in “sanctuary cities” was floated and turned down. Trump insists he is still providing the idea strong factor to consider, according to the Los Angeles Times.
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the administration was working with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Migration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to advance the plan.
” They have actually said they desired all of these illegal aliens into their neighborhoods,” Gidley stated on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “We’re dealing with DHS, we’re working with ICE, to attempt and ensure that occurs because after all, it’s what they desire. They ought to not say ‘This is retribution politically,’ they need to state, ‘This is an olive branch.”
Schaaf informed NPR on Saturday that her city would accept a busload of 5,000 migrants if it had to.
” My job as a mayor is to welcome people,” she said. “I do not develop walls. It’s our task to welcome everybody into our city, ensure their security, ensure that their households can grow. Which is my job no matter where those individuals originated from or how they arrived.”
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” This has to do with an outrageous abuse of power,” she continued. “The idea that you might utilize humans, households as instruments of political payback to use public resources to specific retribution on your political opponents.”
Mayors in other cities have actually also said they are ready to take in migrants.
” We have people who are routinely coming to this city. We have a whole infrastructure that’s developed to make sure that their rights are protected while the city of Chicago has, under the existing administration, provided funding for different groups to assist support asylum seekers and other people that are going through the immigration court system. I anticipate it will continue, if not broaden upon, those sort of resources,” stated Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.