Trump arrives in California without the usual lawmakers in tow

Trump arrives in California without the usual lawmakers in tow

Trump lands in San Diego Tuesday for a one-day trip to rub elbows with the state's Republican political elite at an evening fundraiser, speak to armed service members and to check out prototypes of his controversial border wall.

At age 30, he has already snuck over the border several times and doesn't expect Trump's wall will have much effect on undocumented migrants like him.

"You have to have see-through". He said he preferred a fully concrete wall because it was the hardest to climb, but he noted that it needed to be transparent.

You can now get the Weekly Progressive Calendar delivered to your inbox every Friday. Dozens of pro- and anti-wall demonstrators gathered peacefully on opposite sides of a street leading to the prototypes, with a heavy police presence separating them. He said illegal crossings dropped after those fences, some of which are made of scrap metal, were built.

There will be protests by opponents who oppose construction of the wall, as well as local supporters who say a border wall is exactly what's needed to keep the country safe.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with officials in Sacramento last week, frankly stating "California, we have a problem" after the mayor of Oakland warned illegal immigrants of impending ICE raids; resulting in almost 800 undocumented workers who evaded federal agents during the sweeps.

Trump also took the opportunity to call on Congress to pass a budget that includes funding for the wall.

McCarthy also estimates the real price tag to complete the project as exceeding $60 billion. Trump has characterized California as a state "out of control" and said he wants to withhold funds from California as a "weapon".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to Sacramento last week to announce the lawsuit, which challenges three California laws passed a year ago limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Jerry Brown, who accused Trump of "declaring war" on California. U.S. Census Bureau surveys show that about 62 percent of all illegal immigrant-headed households use at least one federal welfare program, according to a 2015 CIS report authored by Camarota. The agency also tweeted its plans to anticipate protests, saying it will be "available to accommodate any residents who may feel a desire to exercise their First Amendment rights".




Eight prototypes of a border wall were completed October 26 near the Mexican border.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a public warning from Oakland's mayor helped more than 800 people evade arrest.

For many Mexicans who have been deported from the United States, things have gone from bad to worse under Trump.

"I'll see you at the wall, I'll see you at the wall", an upbeat Trump told reporters after explaining his decision to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state with Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo.

President Trump will arrive in California on Tuesday to look at border wall prototypes and to hold a fundraiser in Los Angeles.

AB 103 expands state oversight of California's local detention facilities when they hold people under contracts with ICE because federal oversight of the ICE detention system is woefully inadequate.

The largest rally scheduled for later today will be at a church in San Ysidro, from which you can see the border. "You see, in California we are focusing on bridges, not walls".

Last month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto scrapped plans to make his first visit to the White House to meet with Trump after a testy phone call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump's promised border wall.

Trump was expected to visit the eight 30-foot tall border wall prototypes standing side by side in a dirt field steps away from the U.S. -Mexico border in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego, though White House officials remained tight-lipped about the field trip.

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