President Donald Trump said he would “confront dangerous sanctuary cities” as he visited border wall prototypes in California Tuesday.
California has landed in Trump’s political crosshairs when it comes to immigration -- it calls itself a ‘sanctuary state,’ meaning local law enforcement officials do not comply with state or federal immigration laws.
On his visit, the president called on Congress to pass, in the upcoming omnibus bill, funding for the border wall, and approve a measure to prohibit grants from jurisdictions not complying with federal immigration law.
“We are going to confront dangerous sanctuary cities,” Trump said.
“I am calling on Congress to deliver a budget that protects our homeland and properly funds all of our law enforcement needs.”
California’s sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk. Thousands of dangerous & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies, set free to prey on innocent Americans. THIS MUST STOP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018