This Sunday, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd claimed that it’s “absolutely legal” for the U.S. federal government to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
Judd appeared on a “Fox & Friends” segment and argued that President Trump’s proposed plan to do just that was “brilliant” and should’ve been cheered by people on both sides.
“It’s absolutely legal,” Judd explained. “But I’m going to get beaten up by the hard left for this comment. But this is actually a brilliant move on the president’s part.”
Brandon Judd went on to detail the “two layers” he saw at work in the proposed plan.
“If he’s doing it for humanitarian purposes, he should be praised,” Judd began. “These are cities that the city councils have consciously made a decision they’re going to accept the illegal aliens into their cities to protect them.”
Then the Border Patrol Council President addressed the flip side, saying, “If he’s doing it for political reasons, this is brilliant. These people have to be released for one reason or another. And if we’re going to have to release them, why not show the sanctuary cities the same pressure that other cities are feeling.”
“From those two layers, this is a brilliant move,” he concluded.
Last week, reports surfaced claiming that the White House had proposed transporting detained illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities once the legal 20-day detention period had ended, but that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had rejected the plan over public relations concerns.
Following the public reaction to the reports, particularly the response from the Dems who suddenly started to oppose an influx of illegal immigrants into the cities they touted as welcoming to all, the President has doubled down on the idea, stating that his administration is now seriously considering the option.