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President Trump stands by sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, “especially California”

Posted at 7:10 PM, Apr 13, 2019

President Donald Trump said he is “giving very strong consideration” to a plan to bus detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities as a way to retaliate against Democrats.

In a tweet on Saturday evening, Trump said the “USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities,” demanding they be taken care of, “especially by the State of California, which is well known [for] its poor management & high taxes!”

The statement was part of a flurry of tweets from Trump on the issue.

NBC News reported the president also said he would send more troops to the border and painted the growing number of asylum seekers seeking refuge in the U.S. — many of them families with young children who cannot be imprisoned for a long period of time under current law — as a security problem.