White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker


A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them.

A plan under consideration by President Trump to transfer detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities" should be viewed as an overture to Democrats, not political retribution, a White House spokesman said on Sunday.

US 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.

On Friday, Trump said that his administration is "strongly looking at" the possibility of releasing immigrants into sanctuary cities, undercutting earlier denials from his own administration officials.

Sanders said, "Nobody thinks this is the ideal solution", sending migrants to sanctuary cities.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement on Sunday she had spoken with the sergeant-at-arms, who is responsible for safety in Congress, to ensure that Capitol Hill Police were conducting a security assessment to safeguard Omar, her family and her staff.

Rather than saying that Democrats aren't smart enough to understand Trump's tax returns, it's possible that Sanders herself doesn't understand tax policies and rules surrounding the release of those records.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that he is considering sending undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities "due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very risky immigrant laws".

A key Republican lawmaker, Sen.

She was also asked by Stephanopolous if the moving of undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities could "encourage" more people to try and enter the country illegally, which Sanders responded by saying that the president's "plan" was to "stop the flow of illegal immigration coming into our country". House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson questioned the legality of the proposal.

George Gascon, district attorney for San Francisco, said: "With immigrants being less likely to commit crimes than the US-born population, and with sanctuary jurisdictions being safer and more productive than non-sanctuary jurisdictions, the data damns this proposal as a politically motivated stunt that seeks to play politics with peoples' lives". "Doing what we're doing is not working".

Trump has staked his presidency on his insistence that the United States is being overrun by migrants and asylum seekers. "The word is out that if you come with a minor, you're never going to get deported". We need troops at the border. "They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith", Durkan wrote. In fact, Schaaf's administration strengthened Oakland's sanctuary policy in 2018 and had warned residents previous year of an upcoming raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.