Homeland Security chairman sees no way Trump's idea to transfer migrants to sanctuary cities is legal

Homeland Security chairman Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonTrump officials unveil rule allowing indefinite migrant family detentions House committee heads demand Coast Guard Academy explain handling of harassment allegations Hillicon Valley: House panel subpoenas 8chan owner | FCC takes step forward on T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Warren wants probe into FTC over Equifax settlement | Groups make new push to end surveillance program MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that he sees no way for President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE's idea to transfer detained migrants to "sanctuary cities" to be legal. 

“No I don’t," Thompson said on ABC's "This Week" when asked whether he sees any way proposal which Trump confirmed was being considered could be done legally.

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“More importantly, this is again his manufactured chaos that he has created over the last 2 years on the border.”

“Before Donald Trump took office, we had a situation that was manageable. We had spikes but it also went down. But what we have now is a constant pushing of the system so that it doesn’t work.”

Trump said Friday that a proposal is under consideration to send detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities," cities which refuse to jail undocumented immigrants.

The Washington Post reported it was considered as a way to retaliate against Democrats for blocking Trump's aggressive immigration policies.

Immigration officials reportedly shot down the plan multiple times.

Democrats have widely condemned the proposed policy, saying that Trump is trying to use immigrants as "pawns."