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Trump to host Californians critical of state's immigration policies at White House

Trump to host Californians critical of state's immigration policies at White House

President Trump blasted California's sanctuary state law for providing safe haven for illegal immigrant drug dealers, gang members, and "some of the most vicious and violent offenders on earth", pledging to redouble his administration's efforts to deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan are also expected to attend the meeting, according to the White House.

The roundtable featured state and federal officials who oppose the policies protecting immigrants living in the US illegally.

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".

In February, the Trump administration filed suit against a California law that restricts how and when state law enforcement can interact with federal immigration authorities.

"Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing", he continued.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said some unauthorized immigrants "aren't people" but "animals" who will be taken out of the country "at a rate that's never happened before".

"There are more people in California than you know that support what you are doing". Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) from the left, fired back. You have millions of people who want to see that our neighborhoods are safe and our borders are secure, " she said. "I mean, we've already had - speaking in Flint - parents being picked up from stores right outside their homes", said Juani Olivares, CEO of the Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative.

"We have worse laws than anywhere in the world for illegal immigration, there's no place in the world that has laws that we do", Trump said, criticizing legal loopholes like "catch and release".

"We have to break up families", Trump said on Wednesday. He echoed the sentiments of numerous other public officials, thanking Trump for his work.

The president promised the group of mayors, council members and sheriffs that he would keep making progress on the wall and other measures to crack down on illegal immigration.

"My constituents-and those are Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike-they don't want to see another Kate Steinle-that's what I hear every single week", said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez.


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