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White House tried pressuring immigration officials to release detainees in sanctuary cities

 

April 12, 2019

Haven Daley – Associated Press

In this April 14, 2017, photo, protesters against President Donald Trump's executive order threatening to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" held up signs outside a courthouse in San Francisco.

WASHINGTON – White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of "sanctuary cities" to retaliate against President Donald Trump's political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.

Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months - once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump's border wall.

http://www.startribune.com/white-house-tried-pressuring-immigration-officials-to-release-detainees-in-sanctuary-cities/508465812/

 

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