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

Homeland Security chairman Rep. Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonDemocrats make U-turn on calling border a 'manufactured crisis' Democrats make U-turn on calling border a 'manufactured crisis' Hillicon Valley: Facebook unveils new cryptocurrency | Waters wants company to halt plans | Democrats look to force votes on election security | Advertisers partner with tech giants on 'digital safety' | House GOP unveils cyber agenda MORE (D-Miss.) said Sunday that he sees no way for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' 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."