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Capitol Report: White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities | Buttigieg breaks out in Iowa poll

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Trump administration officials reportedly tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against the president’s political adversaries.

White House officials have reportedly tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Donald Trump’s political adversaries.

The Washington Post, citing Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages, reported that Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was among those the White House wanted to target, the Post wrote, citing DHS officials.

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