White House considering shipping migrants to sanctuary cities

The idea, first floated in November, again in February and now last week by the president is raising legal questions. ABC News' Serena Marshall reports.
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Transcript for White House considering shipping migrants to sanctuary cities
For turn out to the White House defending a controversial idea to bust migrants detained at the border. Hundreds of miles away to so called Sanctuary Cities like San Francisco the plan was already rejected twice but president trump wants to revisit the idea. Democrats claim it's illegal and they accuse the president of using humans as pawns ABC's arena Marshall has more on what's next morning Serena. And today good morning on the White House's said this is just an idea Abbott now some in there actively exploring as the president says he likes that. It was just idea that was rejected now receiving new life certainly this wouldn't be our first choice because. Ideally we wouldn't be dealing with a massive influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border. The president's top aide to send their planned to move undocumented immigrants from the southern border to the streets of sanction wary cities particularly those of political rivals. Is being reexamined as an option. After it was originally rejected as a legal twice by lawyers for the Department of Homeland Security. Sunday Sanders telling George Stephanopoulos at logistically. There are a lot of challenges it probably didn't make sense to move forward the idea did not go further. The physical relief and yet he likes the idea first floated in November that again in February Friday the president himself pushing its and they want more people in this Sanctuary Cities wealth will give them more people then doubling down tweeting Saturday the US has the absolute legal right to seduce ago. The chair of the house homeland security committee however doesn't agree do you see any way to do that legally no I don't therefore. Don't crow took office. We hair a situation that was manageable. As leaders for those communities from Chicago to California react or welcome incident o's haven't we in Seattle in this region will stand up against the president who divides America. Now Wasilla than clearest how short course the president ultimate goal of ultimately deporting those who cross the border illegally as study shows Sanctuary Cities. Worked the way they are intended to making it harder for individuals to be deported Kenneth today sort of Marshall reporting from Washington thank you.

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