Dems launch probe into Trump’s sanctuary cities push

Top House Democrats are launching an investigation into President Donald Trump’s contentious proposal to release undocumented immigrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities. The leaders of the Judiciary, Oversight and Homeland Security committees wrote to senior White House officials on Monday seeking emails and other documents related to the plan, which they called a “bizarre and unlawful attempt to score political points.” “Not only does the Administration lack the legal authority to transfer detainees in this manner, it is shocking that the President and senior Administration officials are even considering manipulating release decisions for purely political reasons,” the three chairmen, Reps. Jerrold Nadler of New York, Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, wrote in the letter. Trump on Monday appeared to reaffirm support for the idea, after numerous White House and Homeland Security officials had initially denied it was under consideration.“Those Illegal Immigrants who can

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