So-called sanctuary cities - San Francisco, Chicago and NY are among those informally considered as such - do not cooperate with the federal government in complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests.
Sanders' primary mission was to belittle reports that Trump either jokingly or non-jokingly offered Customs and Border Protection head Kevin McAleenan a pardon if McAleenan violated US law by closing off the southern border to migrants and asylum seekers.
"We don't want to put all of the burden on one or two border communities", she said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "Again, this is not the ideal situation".
On Sunday, Democrats criticized Trump for threatening to release illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities.
The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. The people were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Ilhan Omar, a Democratic lawmaker from Minnesota, has been at the center of an escalating row following a speech she made about Islamophobia in which she was accused by conservatives of downplaying the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil by characterizing the event as "some people did something".
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse announced this week that an analysis found that migrants in cities such as NY and Los Angeles are 20% less likely to be arrested than in cities without sanctuary policies.
The White House appears to be anxious enough about Donald Trump's new baseline of erratic, lunacy-infused declarations this week to dispatch not one, but both of the administration's most practiced liars to blow smoke up the collective American behind.
She added, "I find what her comments to be absolutely disgraceful and unbefitting of a member of Congress and I think that it's a good thing that the president is calling her our for those comments. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!" the president tweeted. We relish it. It is the basis of our economic and cultural success.
"It's a sad day in America when the Mexican government is willing to do more for the United States' illegal immigration problem than Democrats in Congress", she said.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., questioned the legality of the proposal.
"Until we can fix the crisis at the border we have to look at all options", Sanders said of Trump's idea to transport asylum seekers to cities that have policies protecting illegal immigrants.
Scott also told Tapper that "sanctuary cities are illegal" and that Democrats can not "pick and choose what laws you do".
"I mean, maybe he's just saying this to make everybody insane", he said of Trump.