Trump Says He May Pull Immigration Enforcement From California


My division of law enforcement is doing that right now.

President Donald Trump said he is "thinking about" ordering border patrol and immigration enforcement out of California over the state's sanctuary policies, to demonstrate that it would result in a crime wave.

President Trump remains opposed to an assault weapon ban as he considers steps to prevent gun violence in schools, the White House said Thursday. Under laws signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, federal immigration officials must produce a warrant to gain access to California work sites, and bars employers from sharing confidential employee information such as Social Security numbers without a subpoena.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a blunt rejoinder: "In California, we protect all of our people from criminals and gangs, as well as risky assault weapons". "The sanctuary city situation, the protection of these terrible criminals. if we ever pulled our ICE out and said, 'Hey, let California alone and let them figure it out themselves, ' in two months they'd be begging for us to come back".

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"They're smart", Trump said. They have the highest taxes in the nation, and they don't know what's happening out there.

"Frankly, it's a disgrace", Trump said.

It was not clear how serious Trump was about the proposal. "The sanctuary city situation", Trump told a gathering of his Cabinet members, state and local officials. California attorney general Xavier Becerra has threatened harsh penalties for companies that cooperate with federal authorities in violation of the state law. "We don't go into neighborhoods, knocking on a bunch of doors, looking for people that are different than us". As a matter of fact, we're in the process now, I'm going to significantly increase our enforcement presence in California. We don't stop doing that.

The National ICE Council, the union representing detention officers and an early supporter of Trump's presidential bid, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.