Top Trump aides back his plan to bus migrants to sanctuary cities

The mayors of some cities say the idea is political retaliation and question its legality.
2:43 | 04/15/19

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We turn out of politics and president front's top aides back him up today. Jane has played a bus migrants from the border to century cities is definitely on the table the mayors of some of those cities say that's okay with them. But would that play into with the president hopes for when it backfire. He's ABC White House correspondent terror Comair. Tonight the White House facing backlash as it pushes forward with the controversial plan. To transport detained migrants and relief that this so called Sanctuary Cities. What this is an option on the table the president heard the idea he likes it so. What we're looking to see if there are options that got make it possible. The Department of Homeland Security twice rejected the plan but the president tweeting the US has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transfer to Sanctuary Cities. Mayors from so called Sanctuary Cities across the country where they choose not to comply with immigration laws are welcoming the migrants in calling idea political retaliation. We in Seattle in this region will stand up against the president who divides America the president's Press Secretary admitting this is not an ideal option. It actually could encourage more immigrants it's it would be easier for these migrants put down roots in the US in Sanctuary Cities that seems to encounter. To his objectives. Again this isn't the president's planned his top priority is to stop the flow of illegal immigration coming into our country. To begin with ideally congress would fix the problem they continue to kick the can down a road and not deal with the problem in front of them. His latest spike comes as congress sent a second letter demanding the IRS commissioner released the president's personal and business tax returns from the past six years chairman of the house Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal giving the administration in April 23 deadline. After the administration missed the April 10 that line. I don't think congress particularly not the script of congressman and went and are Smart enough. Fill up through that thousands of pages that I would as saying that president trumps taxes will be eight. And terror joins us now from the White House chair in the president's staff also preparing for the release of the mall the report in the coming days you have news about what they've been told. Tom sources familiar toll BC news that the Justice Department has briefed White House counsel and flood. On a broad summary of what to expect to report he's also been briefed on the timing and logistics of the release. The president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says he expects a big part of the report to be about the president's. Public and private threats to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Giuliani says they're ready to counter any perception of obstruction of justice by saying that the president ultimately allowed Mueller to finish the report. Tom. Tara Palmer it was some of that new reporting tonight Tara think you.

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