Donald Trump Urges Congress to Return to Washington and Fix Immigration Laws

Minnie Murray
April 16, 2019

Citing the earlier request, Mnuchin said the former Committee recognized that section 6103 (f) may not be used "for purposes of attacking or embarrassing or attacking political figures of another party".

Neal reacted cautiously and is expected to have a fuller response later this week after consulting with House lawyers. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said in a statement that alluded to the 1924 statute that mandates the IRS provide any taxpayer's returns when asked by a handful of top lawmakers.

The president's announcement comes after reports revealed last week that the administration had floated releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities twice over the last six months.

Mnuchin said he respects Trump's views but thinks it would not be appropriate to comment on the Fed's actions.

Trump broke with decades of tradition for candidates by refusing to release his income tax filings throughout his 2016 effort.

"As you know, by law Americans have a basic right into the privacy of their personal information found in their own tax returns". "That is not going to happen, and they know it".


The position of trump so couldn't release his returns and has always been that he is under audit. Democrats courts, frankly, keep tying the president's hands and stopping him from being able to do that. The law that Neal is relying on says the IRS "shall furnish" any tax return requested by the chairmen of key House and Senate committees.

He also said the committee had heard from whistle-blowers on the policy and expected his committee would question White House aide Steven Miller, the president's advisor most closely associated with his hardline views on immigration.

"If the Radical Left Democrats all of a sudden don't want the Illegal Migrants in their Sanctuary Cities (no more open arms), why should others be expected to take them into their communities", he said in another tweet later on Friday.

In her speech before a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, Omar said Muslims had "lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it".

Napolitano went on to say Trump's proposals will hurt him if undocumented immigrants are shipped to sanctuary cities and make a big enough impact in the 2020 census that it necessitates more congressional representation for those areas.

Mnuchin told lawmakers that his department will "follow the law", but he hasn't shared the department's interpretation of the statute. The president outside attorney also did not respond to your request for opinion.

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