Madison Dibble, Independent Journal Review, April 14, 2019
Because Democrats have been unwilling to work with Republicans on legislation to address the problems at the border, President Trump noted that he is considering sending migrants to be processed in sanctuary cities—most of which are run by Democrats.
As IJR previously reported, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed this could be a “win” because sanctuary cities “wanted” migrants to be allowed into the U.S.
During an interview about his 2020 presidential bid Saturday night, Booker told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan that he believed this policy would “make [Americans] less safe.”
“I say he’s trying to pit Americans against each other and make us less safe. […] He is injecting fear into our country and so if he was looking to solve a problem, he wouldn’t be doing things to divide this country against itself. Beware of anybody that’s trying to tell you to be afraid in the strongest country in the world as opposed to showing our strength and our courage by pulling people together to find common sense solutions to solve this problem.”
As former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson — who served under President Barack Obama — explained, the system is at capacity and “overwhelmed,” leaving the whole operation at the border in a state of “crisis.”
As IJR previously reported, Obama-era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan claimed that sanctuary cities contribute to the migration problem Americans are facing — an issue Trump is clearly hoping to address with his latest comments.