Last year, multiple cities throughout the state also voted to enact sanctuary city polices in their local jurisdictions.
The president then listened as each of the officials attending the meeting praised the work his administration is doing to address illegal immigration and discussed their municipalities' efforts to challenge the sanctuary state law.
During a White House event on so-called sanctuary cities, the president said his administration already has "started the wall".
"Our hardworking families aren't 'animals, ' Mr. President", he said in a tweet.
Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre participated in a "sanctuary state" roundtable with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, along with other elected officials who say they're "fighting back" against California's recent immigration policies.
Unfortunately for Trump, the California uprising is unlikely to succeed.
Kelly was asked last week whether that policy was inhumane.
The experience in Texas, where the state's anti-sanctuary law has been largely in effect for months, suggests it's had little effect.
Trump also said the United States has the "the dumbest laws on immigration in the world". The shooting set off a national controversy and political debate over San Francisco's status as a sanctuary city.
But he figures most jurisdictions are probably still somewhere in the middle.
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Trump assured Edgar that "we're with you 100 percent" and said "if it's at all possible" he would like to help the city fight the lawsuit. "They told, 'Get out of here, the law enforcement is coming, '" Trump said.
"The dumbest laws - as I said before, the dumbest laws on immigration in the world".
The ACLU sued, arguing the ordinance "authorizes local police officers and school officials, as well as other local officials, to disregard the terms of the Values Act and collaborate with immigration authorities".
Venting out his frustration at officials in both Mexico and California, Trump vowed to strengthen the US' "weak" immigration laws.
The local resisters beg to differ.
"Mexico does nothing for us".
If one watches the actual video of the exchange from Wednesday's roundtable - rather than the selectively truncated segments - it becomes clear Trump was referring to the notorious MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang members rather than Latin Americans or illegal immigrants in general.
He was confident the sanctuary state law "on its face" was unconstitutional. He added, "Immigration law is the province of the federal government".
Kevin de Leon, the author of the sanctuary state law who is challenging Sen. She emphasized local law enforcement has better access to criminals than the federal government. "It's not up to individual public officials to decide what laws they're going to follow and what laws they're not going to follow". Clark County, and many others, do not honor such requests, citing federal court rulings saying they violate Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. "So there is a consistency there". "And that makes the job even tougher", he said. Trump taunted "Moonbeam" Brown at a MI rally after Brown sent National Guardsmen to the border but prevented them from engaging in immigration enforcement.