The abandoned White House proposal to release immigrant detainees in San Francisco and other cities of the sanctuary triggered a bitter reaction by Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose office called this idea "disgraceful." The White House has proposed to send detainees twice daily in the last six months to city-protected areas, including the Pelosi district. The proposal was first placed in November on the background of reports of a large migrant caravan from Central America, moving to the southern border. The idea was again considered in February against the background of confrontation with the Congress across the border wall. can not be overestimated, "said Pelosi Ashley Etien, spokeswoman for the press. "The use of human beings, including young children, as pawns in their distorted game to perpetuate fear and to demonize immigrants, is disdainful, and in some cases criminal,"
. immigrants' policies, and the democrats will continue to promote an immigration policy that keeps us safe and respects our values. "
Officials emphasized that this plan has never gone away. the indulgence of illegal immigrants should work with the administration to find ways to transport those that were intended to be released, including in their states and districts. E-mails from the White House to officials from several agencies were reportedly asked if they could arrest the migrants and force them into "small and medium-sized sanctuary cities" with other democratic backing. The district of Pelosi in San Francisco was considered one of the districts to which it was distributed, according to The Post. This is reported by the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE).
The same report says that "an attempt at political punishment has caused anxiety in ICE." A DVS representative reacted, noting that there were issues of budget and responsibility, but also said that "there are also risks related to PR".
A source familiar with the discussions argued that the White House did not consider it a political retreat
"It was just a proposal that was put forward and rejected, which concluded any further discussion," the White House, The Post .
In his statement, deputy director of the ICE, Matt Albense, also rejected and stated that he was not being pressured by the White House, although it was stated that such a proposal had been put forward.
White House on this issue. I was asked my opinion and gave it, and my advice heeded. Email exchange is understandable and indicates that inappropriate pressure is inaccurate "
President Trump repeatedly blown up the city where local authorities refused to cooperate with federal immigration agencies. Cities are usually run by Democrats.
The president also came this week with questions on the previous policy of separating the seven at the border. Trump stated that they did not intend to revive politics, against the backdrop of resumed speculation about whether this practice could return in the face of a rush in the State of the Department of Homeland Security, including the resignation of Secretary Kirstien Nielsen.
Kevin McAllenen as CBP commissar replaces her as secretary.
Nielsen's resignation takes place against the background of a surge of migrants on the border between the United States and Mexico. As reported, Nielsen was disappointed with the difficulties with which other agencies help resolve the issue of increasing the number of families crossing the border. But administration officials told Fox News that McAleenan best meets Trump's requirements to be a "rigid police" at the border, and that Nielsen was considered to be resistant to certain immigration measures put forward by the president and his assistants.
By Tuesday, Deputy Secretary of the DHS Claire Grady also resigned.
On Wednesday, Nielsen announced that ICE Director Ron Vitiello was retired by the end of the week.
Christine Brown, Matt Lich and the Associated Press contributed to this report.