Seattle Mayor Responds to President Trump: My City 'Isn't Afraid of Immigrants'

Seattle Mayor Responds to President Trump: My City 'Isn't Afraid of Immigrants'

President Donald Trump confirmed in tweets Friday reports that White House officials have considered releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities in regions governed by Democrats, giving Democratic officials including Mayor Rahm Emanuel another opportunity to decry Trump immigration policies.

They were, after all, the ones calling for open borders, more immigrants and sanctuary cities - supposedly the places where the illegals are the most welcome.

While Neal has argued that the committee needs Trump's tax information in order to conduct oversight of the Presidential audit program, a program that is not enshrined in law, but instead has become a routine procedure at the IRS that when a new President comes into office, Sanders is arguing that the committee's use of the statute "has nothing to do with whether or not they're going to determine policy".

Against this backdrop, a number of mostly Democrat-run cities have enacted laws preventing their police forces from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

President Trump at the White House on April 12, 2019.

"I am shocked but not surprised that once again this president is playing a cynical game with people's lives in order to score political points", Jesse Arreguin, the mayor of Berkeley, California, said in a statement.

A Homeland Security spokesperson played down the reported idea, saying it was "floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion". It raises questions as to whether the administration, operationally, would even be able to handle the flow of migrants to sanctuary cities. Sacramento is a sanctuary city.

"I think the administration has been using the immigrant and refugee community in their political agenda for quite a while", Jaramillo said. He told Mr McAleenan he would pardon him if he were to find himself in trouble for blocking legal asylum-seekers, according to two people familiar with the conversation who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a private exchange.

LILLEY: Ford's first budget boosts spending just slower than Libs
And as the next election comes into view, the temptation to spend a lot more - or lure voters with big tax cuts - will only grow. Fedeli said $1 billion will go towards the spaces which could be operated by for-profit or not-for-profit groups.

She noted that the city already has programs in place to help immigrants succeed while living in Seattle.

"The President heard the idea, he likes it, so - well, we're looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review", Sanders said.

"As the acting deputy, I was not pressured by anyone at the White House on this issue", he said in a statement.

The Department of Health and Human Services said this week it had started scouting vacant properties that could be turned into facilities for holding migrant children in several cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and San Antonio.

He also has warned that if Mexico doesn't stop the flow of drugs and illegal aliens within the next year, he will shut down the border.

The plan, which was first reported by The Washington Post, is one of a litany of ideas being tossed around by an increasingly anxious White House in recent months.

Under the Trump administration, ICE has significantly stepped up arrests, including of people who have no United States criminal records.

Related News:



Most liked

Chevron Is Buying Anadarko Petroleum For $33 Billion
With control of so much territory, Chevron will be able to set up multiple production hubs, another efficiency advantage. The company is bringing industrial scale to shale drilling, once the domain of small, independent wildcatters.

Saudi Oil Cuts Deeper than Promised
The March figure is down from 30.56 million bpd in February, largely on a huge fall in production from Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. There is worldwide shortage in the oil market due to the interventions in production by the oil cartel OPEC.

Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State
The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 miles per hour (225.3 kph). A auto lies upside down in a ditch following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas.

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods claims 5th US Masters title
Going into the final round, Woods was joint second on 11-under, two shots behind overnight leader Francesco Molinari . Things turned around in 2018, with a win at the Tour Championship his first victory on tour in five years.

Redmond double helps Southampton beat timid Wolves 3-1
Reflecting on the game, Espirito Santo added: "It was not a good performance and it's something that we have to analyse deeply inside and look at".

There’s a lot riding on India, reveals Uber’s IPO filing
With an estimation of 10 billion dollars for Uber IPO, Uber is said to be the biggest public offer in the market in 2019. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, owns 5% of Uber, even as it competes with Uber on self-driving technology.

Fire Breaks Out At Coachella On First Night
One of the campers wearing only a towel and explosions were heard as the fire spread some people on Twitter have said. This year's festival, which wraps up on April 21, is headlined by Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala.

Highlights from The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration
When the mission is over, this unbelievable kids' buildable toy also makes a great centerpiece for any LEGO Star Wars collection. Disney announced on their official Twitter account that all of the Star Wars films will be added to the service.

First Alert Weather Day: Tornado Watch issued for Coastal Empire & Lowcountry area
Meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. A tornado watch is in effect for most of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. "We are just a mess".

'Historic' Winter Storm Wesley threatens 200M in the Midwest
Local media reported dozens of crashes and cars in ditches as several major highways and roads were shut down in parts of the U.S. But the April storm just missed Colorado's capital city and Twitter was filled with condemnations of meteorologists on Thursday.

Lightning's Kucherov suspended for Game 3 for boarding
Now they have the Tampa Bay on the ropes and are enticingly closer to winning the first playoff series in franchise history. But Kucherov is out after what the National Hockey League called a "dangerous hit on a player in an exposed position".

Mitchell Marner Scores Twice In Game 1 Victory
Toronto talked about pressuring the Boston defence with speed and physicality, with Kadri talking about heads on swivels. We've been exposed by them on those breakaways and you give up two, three in a row that period, so shame on us.

Skype adds screen sharing on iOS and Android
The new feature allows users to send a live broadcast of your iOS device's screen to the other participants on a video call. Thankfully, Skype is bringing the feature to Android and iOS, making screen sharing across platforms easier.

Apple could turn off iTunes forever in favor of new apps
Rambo confirmed that Apple would be making some changes in macOS to split some of the functionality of iTunes into distinct apps. Additionally, Apple will also include a redesigned Books app in the next version of macOS .

Facebook May Finally Stop Forcing You To Use Its Messenger App
Currently, the chat button on Facebook acts as a shortcut to a standalone Messenger app which has over 1.3 billion users. It appears it's now backtracking on that and looking to roll chats back into the main Facebook app.