Rep. Ben Cardin: Trump Using Immigrants 'As Pawns in His Political Game'

CNS News | 4/15/2019 | Staff
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( - Democrats don't have an immigration plan, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told "Fox News Sunday."

"Their only plan is to fight the president."

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Sanders said President Trump's call to ship asylum-seekers to sanctuary cities is not an "ideal solution," but "until we can fix the crisis at the border, we have to look at all options. This is one of them. Whether or not it moves forward, that's yet to be determined."

Immediately following Sanders on "Fox News Sunday," Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said he doesn't think Trump's sanctuary city idea is legal.

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"There is no budget for that purpose," Cardin said. "This is clearly a political move for the president. He is using the immigrants as pawns in his political game of chess. He's not really interested in a solution. He's more interested in preserving a political issue for the 2020 election."

Host Chris Wallace asked Cardin, "What is the Democratic plan? I know you talk about border security. There clearly is a problem here with people gaming the system on asylum. What's the Democratic plan to stop that?"

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Cardin said Democrats wants to "take up legislation to reform our broken immigration system." He suggested starting with the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2006 but failed in the House.

"If the president would support comprehensive immigration reform and work with Democrats and Republicans, we have...
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