President Trump will meet with over a dozen California local officials Wednesday afternoon in the Cabinet Room of the White House to discuss sanctuary city policies and the growing backlash for such policies in the state of California.
The President hosted a round-table discussion of California politicians who defied state officials and voted to reject the rule that prohibits local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration agents.
The federal anti-gambling law is unconstitutional because "it unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do", said Justice Samuel Alito. "You've gone through a lot, too, although it's becoming quite popular what you're doing".
The Trump Administration Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of California back in March contending that three different state laws passed in 2017 violate federal immigration law.
A number of conservative areas in the state have objected and joined that lawsuit, looking to exempt themselves from the state law.
The officials represented counties and cities that have taken stances against the law, some by joining or filing briefs in support of a Trump administration lawsuit challenging it. The roundtable featured state and federal officials who oppose the policies protecting immigrants living in the US illegally.
"The fact that we have this unsecured border is putting all of us at risk because we know that terrorists are coming in", San Juan Capistrano City Councilwoman Pam Patterson said.
"This narrative that sanctuary cities will allow more immigrant people to report more crime is fake news, Mr. President", he said.
"Don't give up the fight", Trump urged Ruiz.
In the most recent ruling about sanctuary cities, the federal appeals court in Chicago held last month that the federal government can not withhold public safety grants from cities that won't go along with Trump's immigration enforcement policies.
While Barstow had not seen such deadly incidents as a result of immigration policies, Hackbarth-McIntyre said it was only a matter of time because local cities "can't enforce anything". "I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland". "I think the entire Trump views on immigration is heartless", the former presidential candidate said.
Trump has been a frequent critic of both Schaaf and Gov.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's immigrants' rights project, said the ruling reinforced decisions from the 1990s, including one that struck down part of a federal gun control law that required local police to determine if buyers were fit to own handguns. "All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders".