Trump Threatens to Pull Immigration Agents Out of California

ICE Director Hits Back at California Dems: 'I'm Enforcing Laws That They Enacted'

Acting ICE director: I'm not running a popularity contest

According to President Trump, the state of California is doing a "lousy management job" with its high taxes, has been completely uncooperative with ICE, and is ignoring federal laws by operating as a sanctuary state ("a disgrace").

President Trump remains opposed to an assault weapon ban as he considers steps to prevent gun violence in schools, the White House said Thursday. "The sanctuary city situation, the protection of these awful 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".

"Trump's so-called threat is based on a lie he keeps telling which is all immigrants do is commit crimes", said Rep.

We write to request we be immediately briefed on the troubling reports that ICE is targeting raids in California. State and local law enforcement officials can't use their resources to aid in federal immigration enforcement. California attorney general Xavier Becerra has threatened harsh penalties for companies that cooperate with federal authorities in violation of the state law.

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol were told to leave California alone, "you'd see crime like nobody's ever seen crime in this country", Trump argued. They would be begging.

ICE referred questions to the White House, where spokesman Raj Shah said the administration wanted California "to actually enforce immigration law rather than get in the way of it".

Thomas Homan, ICE's acting director, has been saying for months that limits on cooperation in local jails would lead to a more active street presence of deportation officers.

Homan said if Feinstein and Harris are anxious about his "scarce resources", then they should direct local officials to cooperate when criminal aliens are in detention at county jails. His comments came after he decried the state of law enforcement in the Golden State.

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