DHS is not intentionally transporting migrants to sanctuary cities

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Local and state officials condemned the agency’s plan as unacceptable since they were not informed about the specifics. They don’t know whether the migrants will have accommodations for shelter or places to live once the DHS releases them to their communities.

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During the CBS interview, McAllenan confirmed that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) informed local officials in both counties that it is considering the idea. However, the CBP acting commissioner finally decided against it on Saturday following the backlash.

McAllenan also stated, “I think we should really stay focused on what’s actually happening on the- on the border. It’s a border security and a humanitarian crisis.” He pointed out that the influx of migrants at the border is “unprecedented.” It is “creating dramatic challenges for law enforcement professionals trying to manage it.”