President Trump to Meet with California Officials About Sanctuary Policies

President Trump to Meet with California Officials About Sanctuary Policies

"What we're going to tell [Trump] is that there's a lot of people in California that want the rule of law", Edgar, a Republican, said.

In February, Trump referred to certain immigrants as "animals" who want people to suffer, and he accused Democrats of wanting to protect murderers.

Trump made his remarks during a White House roundtable event in which California law enforcement officials and elected officials discussed the Golden State's revolt against California's sanctuary laws for illegal immigrants. The lawsuit claims California's policies aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants violate the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Homan has repeatedly slammed Schaaf for putting ICE officers in danger on the day of the raid because the illegal immigrants they were seeking were tipped off to their raids and prepared to either flee or fight their efforts. So they arrested him, they had him, they let him go ... and he killed somebody.

Despite California officials' attempts to thwart federal immigration authorities' efforts, Trump said his administration remains committed to deporting violent criminals, such as MS-13 gang members, by the "thousands". He also famously launched his presidential campaign with a speech in which he said Mexico was sending "rapists", criminals and drug dealers across the border. For the president, cracking down on legal and illegal immigration is the core of his politics; for many Californians, its diversity and openness to immigrants is seen as central to the state's identity and appeal. It is black-letter law that a locality can not enact an ordinance that conflicts with state law - let alone one that, on its face, authorizes local officials to violate state law. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) from the left, fired back. "The families you're tearing apart are people, just like you". He echoed the sentiments of numerous other public officials, thanking Trump for his work. "We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed". "We will not allow this one electoral aberration (I'm talking abut you @realDonaldTrump) to reverse decades of California's progress". While multiple localities in the state have said they will opt out of the sanctuary policy, the laws are broadly popular in the state, with support from more than 50% of residents, according to polling.

"It is a crisis", Melendez said.

California Governor Jerry Brown took to Twitter Wednesday to speak out against President Trump's meeting, saying he has lied about California's laws, immigration, and crime.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hammered California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, in what appeared to be his latest push to embolden his base leading into the midterm elections.

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