The Supreme Court's decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities.
Trump will meet at the White House with the sixteen elected officials, including Fresno County Sheriff Margret Mims, Stanislaus Couny Sheriff Adam Christianson and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "You've gone through a lot too, although it's become quite popular what you are doing".
Trump vowed to fix the system, stating that he would mitigate what he called "the dumbest laws on immigration in the world".
Escondido Mayor Sam Abed.
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.
President Trump held a roundtable discussion on sanctuary cities with many members of law enforcement Wednesday.
"Mexico does nothing for us", he said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also in attendance. "They will discuss shared efforts to end the nullification of federal law and restore community safety".
"We are going for full funding on the wall and we are going to get it. These aren't people, these are animals, and we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before". "In the immigration context, this means it can't require state or local officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities".
But he emphasized that the United States was not opposed to immigration based on skills. "I will not back down & I will keep fighting!"
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".
"You're not protecting immigrant communities", Homan said to a roomful of like-minded people. He said the city is safer as a result.
The president thanked the "courageous mayors and sheriffs and local leaders" from across the state who, he said, "bravely resisted California's deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws". Sessions said the Justice Department would be adding immigration judges and prosecuting twice as many immigration cases this year. But opponents say it stifles federal efforts to detain criminals.
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