Also, we are paying them for the travel they otherwise would have had to scrounge up themselves.
I suppose if "it" was done "right"...
The illegal immigrants could be:
> given legal paperwork setting court dates for their asylum adjudication...
> the courts & court dates could be set in the specific sanctuary cities that Trump wants to target...
> then maybe the asylum seekers could be legally bused to the sanctuary cites
> and then released.
This scenario would probably either require that they are not
released but instead housed in some facility. Since Trump would be telling U.S. immigration officials to do this the facilities would have to be either Federal, State & reimbursed by the Federal Government, or there would have to be some private contractors who could take them in under federal contract.
If released, the asylum seekers could be given temporary work permits and paperwork to allow them to obtain housing legally for the period pending their court hearing.
Perhaps some could be allowed to live with relatives or friends in the various sanctuary cities.
Minors could be put into foster homes or detention facilities in the sanctuary cities.
...then, maybe it would be a legitimate move on Trump's part.
However, the cost alone would probably be monumental. In addition, a likely result would be that a significant number of the asylum seekers would more or less disappear into the proverbial woodwork... and a percentage of the asylum seekers who are minors would end up in street gangs (which Trump has told us he doesn't like).
Even then, there would likely be legal cause
to argue (all the way to the Supreme Court) that Trump's actions had essentially validated the claims of asylum seekers and/or put an undue burden on them and/or provided what amounts to a defacto immunity/amnesty/pardon... the court cases would probably last years... even a decade or more.
In addition: Would this be a one time transfer of people to the asylum cities? Or would there be multiple and recurring transfers of people?
And this whole thing starting a year before the 2020 presidential election.
Quite frankly, IMO, Democrats should publicly call Trump's bluff; go ahead Mr. President, if you think you have the legal justification for this, by all means do it.