Trump Stokes California's Sanctuary Revolt

Clay Curtis
May 17, 2018

City and county officials from across the state who oppose California's sanctuary-state law sat down with President Donald Trump Wednesday to voice their objections to the law, and they got a pep talk from the president who slammed the state for failing to crack down on illegal immigration.

The roundtable featured a number of California Republican lawmakers and law enforcement officials who have pushed back against the state's sanctuary laws which limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar and Escondido Mayor Sam Abed joined more than a dozen other California officials at the White House on Wednesday to tout their opposition to California's sanctuary laws. "You've gone through a lot too, although it's become quite popular what you are doing". "They want border security".

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. Newport Beach, Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, San Juan Capistrano, and Yorba Linda have all voted to oppose California's sanctuary city laws.

"Mexico does nothing for us", he said.

"I think the resistance that started in the Democratic Party, this is your Republican resistance, right here", Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez told Trump.

In addition to being a sanctuary state, California has more than 500 sanctuary cities, including Oakland and San Francisco.

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"California's law provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on Earth, like MS-13 gang members putting innocent men, women and children at the mercy of sadistic criminals", Trump claimed.

"Don't give up the fight", Trump urged Ruiz. Authorities said hundreds of criminal illegal immigrants escaped capture as a result.

During the session, Mr. Trump suggested that the mayor of Oakland, Calif., should be charged with obstruction of justice for warning her constituents in February of an impending large-scale immigration raid and arrests.

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However, the governor sent military personnel on the condition that "the California National Guard will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier".

The gun law decision split the court's conservatives and liberals in 1997, in keeping with conservatives' complaints about the federal government's overreach and the importance of states' rights.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the decision, but it had called on the court to uphold the federal law at issue - the department's usual practice when federal laws are challenged - by arguing that there was no constitutional violation.

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