WH's sanctuary cities plan 'disrespectful': Pelosi
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the White House's plan to reportedly release detained migrants into sanctuary cities is 'disrespectful' to the nation's immigration challenges.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into sanctuary cities to retaliate against President Trump's adversaries.
The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department of Homeland Security, said the White House proposed the measure at least twice in the past six months.
Sanctuary cities are those where local officials decline to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation.