"And we are not afraid of diversity in the state of Washington".
"I mean, maybe he's just saying this to make everybody insane", he said of Trump.
"This just shows the President's contempt for law, another instance of the President's contempt for law", Nadler said on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper. "But what I do know is, I've been up there - I've been in the Senate for 90 days, we're not securing our border".
"We have a massive number of people that are already here".
According to new research from Syracuse University, Trump's move would put thousands of migrants in cities not only welcoming to them, but more likely to rebuff federal officials carrying out deportation orders.
USA border authorities apprehended more than 100,000 undocumented migrants, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, at the border in March, almost twice that in the same month in 2018.
The White House's response to the Post story was to characterize it as merely a proposal that was considered but ultimately rejected.
On Saturday, he said his administration has "the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities".
Scott acknowledged the president's frustration over a lack of progress on addressing the influx of migrants, but said the administration had to comply with the law. Trump frequently invokes these cities in his calls for stricter immigration laws, and they serve as symbols for what he believes are failed immigration policies.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders added that Trump wished no "ill will" upon the Muslim congresswoman.
Mnuchin, who has consulted with the White House and Department of Justice about Trump's tax returns, previously said that Neal's request raised concerns about the scope of the committee's authority, privacy protections for taxpayers, and the legislative objective of lawmakers in seeking the documents.
"The president heard the idea, he likes it, so - well, we're looking to see if there are options that make it possible, and doing a full and thorough and extensive review".
Several Republicans have tried to navigate around Trump's illegal "sanctuary city" suggestion, including one of his most staunch defenders, New York Republican Peter King. She also torched Democrats for failing to "step up and help the president" in fixing our immigration laws.
"I am proud to be the mayor of a sanctuary city".
The transportation of immigrants who are arrested at the border to large and faraway cities would be burdensome and costly at a time when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already stretched thin, having released over 125,000 immigrants into the country pending their immigration court since December 21.
Schaaf said Trump's idea was "an outrageous abuse of power and public resources".