Miles Taylor said Trump wants criminals found at the border to be sent to Democrat-controlled cities.
Trump specifically wants “m*rderers” and “rapists” identified and deported, Taylor said.
“It doesn’t take a lawyer to recognize that it would be very illegal to do that,” Taylor said.
Miles Taylor, the chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security during the Trump administration, said this week that former President Donald Trump once told his team to find killers, rapists and criminals at the border and send them to Democrats. Send to managed cities.
Taylor made this statement. During an appearance on CNN During the weigh-in this week Texas Governor Greg Abbott And Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Sending immigrants to places like New York and Martha’s Vineyard, respectively.
Taylor is. Best known for writing a 2018 op-ed article in The New York Times. who said there is a “resistance” within the Trump administration. He has since become. A sound critic Former President K.
“In January and February of 2019, Donald Trump instructed us to go and take immigrants from the border and, ‘Just dump them in Democratic cities and blue states,'” Taylor told CNN. told CNN.
“But he was very specific,” Taylor said of Trump. “He wanted us to identify m*rderers, rapists and criminals, and specifically make sure we didn’t imprison them, and we put them in these cities.”
Taylor explained what his team did next.
“It doesn’t take a lawyer or a genius to admit that it would be very illegal to do that. But put aside the m*rderers and the rapists and the criminals — do you just take people across the border? Can throw in blue states?” They said. “We went, and we asked the lawyers, and they told us: ‘No, the federal government can’t do that.'”
Recalling that his team had told the White House that implementing Trump’s plan would be “illegal,” Taylor said DeSantis and Abbott were “heading toward the same problem” with their recent efforts.
On Wednesday, Taylor retweeted a thread from November 2020 in which she detailed “stupid, unethical, un-American, and/or illegal things” that Trump asked her to do while in office. had said Top of the list What Taylor said was Trump’s directive to move “thousands and thousands of illegal immigrants (especially those with criminal records) into Democratic sanctuary cities to create instability and strife.”
“DeSantis and Abbott are reviving zombie Trump policies that we said were illegal (one of the reasons I quit and warned him not to re-elect),” Taylor said. wrote “Trumpism is very much alive — and his allies are taking it to the next level,” he tweeted Wednesday.
Reps for Trump, DeSantis, and Abbott did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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