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Florida - Rick Scott: Trump May Be Trying To Make Everyone 'crazy' With Sanctuary Cities Threat

Published on: April 14, 2019 03:30 PM
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FILE - Than Florida Governor and Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott (C) speaks to the crowd with US President Donald J. Trump (L) at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, USA, 03 November 2018. EPAFILE - Than Florida Governor and Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott (C) speaks to the crowd with US President Donald J. Trump (L) at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, USA, 03 November 2018. EPA

Florida - President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to “make everybody crazy” and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, prompting U.S. mayors to accept such an offer as the battle over border security rages.

Sanctuary cities are local jurisdictions that generally give undocumented immigrants safe harbor by refusing to use their resources to help enforce federal immigration laws that could lead to deportations. Many such jurisdictions are Democratic strongholds.

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Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scott said he did not know if transporting immigrants to these jurisdictions was legal or illegal, adding: “I mean maybe he’s just saying this to make everybody crazy, make everybody talk about it on their shows.”

Scott, a former Florida governor who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November, has generally kept his distance from Trump and criticized him in the past over immigration policies and other issues.

Frustrated by rising numbers of undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern border and a failure to get Congress to fully fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall, Trump taunted Democrats by dangling the possibility of an influx of illegal immigrants into their communities.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday, Scott said sanctuary cities themselves were illegal and that the administration had to comply with the law in addressing the influx of migrants at the southern border.

“I’m sure the president is very frustrated because we’re not securing our border, the Democrats are stopping this. But we have to comply with every law.”



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 Apr 14, 2019 at 03:38 PM inNYC Says:

It's not a threat; we would be glad to have them. The more the merrier!

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 03:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Trump has dishonored the Presidency with this latest sick threat, to use people as a 'weapon' against towns and cities he thinks are against him. How many political operatives from former NJ Gov are in jail for using people as a revenge weapon against an opponent? THIS IS FAR WORSE. Trump denigrates the Presidency.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 04:25 PM fat36 Says:

They should buy a mansion in Hollywood and put their 20 families

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 06:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Trump has dishonored the Presidency with this latest sick threat, to use people as a 'weapon' against towns and cities he thinks are against him. How many political operatives from former NJ Gov are in jail for using people as a revenge weapon against an opponent? THIS IS FAR WORSE. Trump denigrates the Presidency.

Why do u say it's a weapon is this not what they keep on saying. isn't that a sanctuary City.oh because it's trump

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 06:20 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Trump has dishonored the Presidency with this latest sick threat, to use people as a 'weapon' against towns and cities he thinks are against him. How many political operatives from former NJ Gov are in jail for using people as a revenge weapon against an opponent? THIS IS FAR WORSE. Trump denigrates the Presidency.

please address the issue at hand with substance.

Currently we have a problem. Border patrols and ice are overwhelmed at El Paso. I know Acosta denies it. But there are pictures of camps being set up underneath highway over passes, agents are completely overwhelmed. This problem is a fact

Now we have cities who claim they have the means and know how to Absorb migrants. That's also a fact

So why not send migrants to cities who claim they can absorb them? Why keep them in horrible overwhelmed conditions at the border? Don't you have compassion for the migrants suffering in detention and overcrowded facilities?

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:28 PM inNYC Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

please address the issue at hand with substance.

Currently we have a problem. Border patrols and ice are overwhelmed at El Paso. I know Acosta denies it. But there are pictures of camps being set up underneath highway over passes, agents are completely overwhelmed. This problem is a fact

Now we have cities who claim they have the means and know how to Absorb migrants. That's also a fact

So why not send migrants to cities who claim they can absorb them? Why keep them in horrible overwhelmed conditions at the border? Don't you have compassion for the migrants suffering in detention and overcrowded facilities?

They should be given citizenship and student loans for English classes.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 07:56 PM Phineas Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

please address the issue at hand with substance.

Currently we have a problem. Border patrols and ice are overwhelmed at El Paso. I know Acosta denies it. But there are pictures of camps being set up underneath highway over passes, agents are completely overwhelmed. This problem is a fact

Now we have cities who claim they have the means and know how to Absorb migrants. That's also a fact

So why not send migrants to cities who claim they can absorb them? Why keep them in horrible overwhelmed conditions at the border? Don't you have compassion for the migrants suffering in detention and overcrowded facilities?

Because they will leave and go wherever they want

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:40 PM Al Gore Says:

I have room for 30-40 people in one of my mansions

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:41 PM Bernie Sanders Says:

They better not let this people in my back yard

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 08:55 PM Al Capone Says:

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Bernie Sanders Says:

They better not let this people in my back yard

You don't have a back yard.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 09:21 PM Anonymous Says:

All his buildings are in Sanctuary Cities. They need workers badly. Trump Tower was built by immigrants (mostly illegal) not by DEPLORABLES.

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 Apr 14, 2019 at 10:51 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Phineas Says:

Because they will leave and go wherever they want

Border patrol in El Paso is doing that already. They are so overwhelmed that they are often letting them leave before Ice arrives and or sending them to charity run centers where one can leave as well.

And besides what's wrong if they leave? Isn't that what sacnturay cities are for?

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 08:10 AM Chosid1 Says:

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inNYC Says:

They should be given citizenship and student loans for English classes.

Are you offering to pay for these illegals? All Liberals are big talkers until it comes to their own pockets. Get you hands out of my pocket.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

All his buildings are in Sanctuary Cities. They need workers badly. Trump Tower was built by immigrants (mostly illegal) not by DEPLORABLES.

Ok so it sounds like you think its a good idea? Great at least we both finally agree. You think its good for sanctuary cities. So go take them. ICE would love some relief.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM inNYC Says:

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Chosid1 Says:

Are you offering to pay for these illegals? All Liberals are big talkers until it comes to their own pockets. Get you hands out of my pocket.

You are so incredibly dumb, I feel bad for you. I am offering to lend them money at interest, which is good for everyone.

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 Apr 15, 2019 at 02:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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inNYC Says:

You are so incredibly dumb, I feel bad for you. I am offering to lend them money at interest, which is good for everyone.

Kind of exploitative of the immigrants, but good for you, I'm sure.

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