In California, Trump to review border wall, immigration issues

Randolph Lopez
March 14, 2018

Friends and foes of President Donald Trump rallied Tuesday ahead of his visit to the border wall prototypes.

Following the president's tour of the wall designs, he will deliver remarks to troops stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Trump's campaign pledge to build a massive wall along the border between the USA and Mexico has proven just as divisive outside Capitol Hill.

Trump skewered California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, saying he'd done "a awful job" of running a state where the taxes were "way out of whack" and criminals were allowed to roam free in sanctuary cities. Jerry Brown. He says Brown is a "nice guy" but "has not done the job".

He also said "very soon we're going to Mars", adding "you wouldn't even be thinking about it" if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election. "They don't care about the kind of things that you and I care about".

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking in Sacramento, said that the Justice Department is suing California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs.

Regarding cooperation with Mexico, President Trump said "both countries recognize the need to stem the cross border flow of illegal weapons, drugs, people, and cash". "No wall!" near the San Ysidro border crossing, where tens of thousands of people enter the U.S. daily from Tijuana, Mexico - many on their way to work or school in San Diego.

San Diego's Republican mayor criticised Trump's short visit, saying the president won't get a full picture of the city. "And California remains the 6th largest economy in the world and the most prosperous state in America".

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Trump's vow to build the wall was one of his key pre-election promises. "Yet California's leaders are in open defiance of federal law", Trump said.

Mr. Trump made a point to criticize California's leadership and Gov.

The president said Tuesday that the state's sanctuary policies "put the entire nation at risk".

"They shield criminals", Trump said of the policies. Trump made no mention of his outgoing secretary of state.

Protests are also planned across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, as Trump examines the 30-foot-tall prototypes created to fulfill his signature campaign promise.

Ahead of his arrival, the president tweeted that "thousands of unsafe, violent criminal aliens are released" as a result of California's immigration sanctuary policies. Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE announced the lawsuit during a visit to Sacramento last week. In the evening, Trump will attend a GOP fundraiser in Beverly Hills. And he said the wall has to be made very hard to scale because undocumented immigrants are like "professional mountain climbers".

"This is an environmental catastrophe, on top of a misallocation of government resources that could be used for health care or social services", Cody Petterson, president of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, said of the wall.

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