[Ed. – Morgan makes the all-important point that the detainees have to be released somewhere. In fact, thousands have already been released “somewhere”: cities on or near the border. Sanctuary cities need to do their part.]
Mark Morgan, former Border Patrol chief under President Obama, said Monday he supports an idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to sanctuary cities.
“Congress has failed to do their job…” Morgan said on “America’s Newsroom” Monday. “I’ve been there. The border patrol, ICE, their facilities are overwhelmed, the faith-based organizations and other non-governmental organizations are overwhelmed. They have no choice. They’re going to have to start pushing these individuals out. Shouldn’t we kind of share the burden throughout the country?”
Morgan, who served in the last six months of the Obama administration and a seemingly unlikely source of support for President Trump, said in response, “I’m here and I’ve broken my silence for one reason: because it’s fact.”
He added, “What the president is saying and what they’re trying to do as far as the policy goes, it’s based on reality and fact and I know that because he’s listening to the experts. …”