White House: Trump wishes no 'ill will' against Rep. Omar

Elias Hubbard
April 15, 2019

Last week Trump revived ideas such as closing the border and busing detained migrants to America's "sanctuary" cities where local government resists co-operating with immigration crackdowns.

Sanders said the proposed policy would take burden off of border cities by sending the migrants to places "who constantly claim to want to have open borders and want to have an open city".

The letter marks the latest in a yearslong effort by Democrats to get access to Trump's financial documents.

When asked by CNN whether he would be able reconcile concerns around the constitutionality of the request by Neal's new deadline of April 23, he said, "I'm not going to make a commitment prematurely as to whether we will be able to conclude our legal review within that deadline or not".

"The president heard the idea, he likes it", she said. "They should not say, 'This is retribution politically.' They should say, 'This is an olive branch, '" according to The Hill.

The exchange between the president and Oakland's mayor comes after another week of twists and turns in Trump's quest to implement his immigration agenda.

"With immigrants being less likely to commit crimes than the US -born population, and with sanctuary jurisdictions being safer and more productive than non-sanctuary jurisdictions, the data damns this proposal as a politically motivated stunt that seeks to play politics with peoples' lives", said George Gascon, district attorney for San Francisco.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat whose constituents include Manhattan's financial district, which was targeted on September 11, 2001, said he had no issues with Omar's characterization of the attack.

The comments come after CNN reported senior administration officials said the president told Mr. McAleenan, who has been named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, he "would pardon him if he ever went to jail for denying US entry to migrants".

Mr. Nadler, though, accused Mr. Trump of using asylum seekers as pawns in a fight with political opponents.

"No, I don't" see a legal way to do this, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to "make everybody crazy" and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

"This is a risky unsafe road and frankly. I don't think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump's taxes will be", she said.

One of Mr Trump's top aides said last week that the Democrats would "never" see his tax returns.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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