President Donald Trump seized on a Washington Post report Friday that details his administration’s rejected idea to dump immigrants into sanctuary cities, saying that the White House is giving “strong considerations” to the proposal.
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Both times it was raised in the past, ICE reportedly shot it down, citing legal, budgetary and optics risks. The White House told the Post it was “just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion.”
Apparently, Trump didn’t get the memo.