The President Trump and a California mayor have been barbs over Twitter on Saturday, prompted by President's repeated threats to release detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities."
The exchange between Trump and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf also appeared triggered,
"So interesting to see the Mayor of Oakland and other Sanctuary Cities NOT WANT our currently" detained immigrants "after release due to the ridiculous court ordered 20 day rule , "Trump tweeted."
ANTI-TRUMP OAKLAND MAYOR INSISTS SHE 'DID THE RIGHT THING' IN TIPPING OFF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ABOUT ICE RAID
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Trump fired off another tweet soon after:" Just out: The United States has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. "In 1917, California passed a" sanctuary state ", which was" law enforcement officials said Trump's proposal to dump undocumented immigrants into "sanctuary cities" has been floated and rejected, Trump insists he is still giving the idea a strong consideration, according to the Los Angeles Times  White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the administration was working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to advance the plan
"They have said they wanted all of these illegal aliens into their communities, "Gidley said on Fox News" "Justice with Judge Jeanine." "We're working with DHS, we're working with ICE to try and make sure that happens because after all t's what they want. (19659003) Schaaf told NPR on Saturday that her city would accept a busload of 5,000 migrants if it had to.
" My job as a mayor is to welcome people, "she said." I do not build walls. It's our job to welcome everyone into our city, ensure their safety, ensure that their families can thrive. "
" This is about an outrageous abuse of power, "and that's where the people came from or how they got there. she continued. "
Mayors in other cities have also said they are willing to take in migrants.
"We have people who are routinely coming to this city. We have a whole infrastructure that is built to make sure that their rights are protected while the city of Chicago has, under the current administration, provided funding for various groups to help "I'm hoping it will continue, if not expand on those kinds of resources," said Chicago Mayor-elected Lori Lightfoot