The White House plans to transport migrants detained in immigration facilities to sanctuary cities in Democratic districts that do not assist federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws. Among the areas under consideration was Pelosi’s liberal San Francisco district.
President Trump made this known to the public on Friday when he stated that his administration is “giving strong considerations” to a controversial plan that would release migrants into so-called sanctuary cities.
In a pair of tweets, Trump accused Democrats of being “unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws” and suggested they should feel the consequences of what he has called the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pelosi told reporters at the House Democrats’ policy retreat in Virginia that she did not know anything about the White House’s internal deliberations, but said even raising the idea is “disrespectful of the challenges that we face as a county, as a people, to address who we are: a nation of immigrants.”