"We're gonna take care of them, we're gonna get it done", he said. "You've gone through a lot, too, although it's becoming quite popular what you're doing. A law that forces the release of illegal immigrant criminals, drug dealers, gang members and violent predators into your communities".
The Californians invited to the White House, however, are on the president's side. It is black-letter law that a locality can not enact an ordinance that conflicts with state law - let alone one that, on its face, authorizes local officials to violate state law.
The Trump Administration Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of California back in March contending that three different state laws passed in 2017 violate federal immigration law. "They want border security and they want protection".
The officials, including Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel and officials from Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano and Los Alamitos, hailed from counties and cities that have taken stances against the law, some by joining or filing briefs in support of a Trump administration lawsuit challenging it.More news: Walmart has a new website for wealthy shoppers - here's what it's like
"I think it is heartless". The Hill quotes Mims as saying, "There can be an MS-13 gang member, if they don't reach a certain threshold, I can't tell [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] about them".
In addition to being a sanctuary state, California has more than 500 sanctuary cities, including Oakland and San Francisco.
"Don't give up the fight", Trump urged Ruiz.
During the session, Mr. Trump suggested that the mayor of Oakland, Calif., should be charged with obstruction of justice for warning her constituents in February of an impending large-scale immigration raid and arrests. He said the city is safer as a result.More news: The Crew 2 Beta Dates Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And PC
"You talk about obstruction of justice", said the president, who is himself the subject of a special counsel's investigation into whether he sought to thwart a federal examination of Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections.
Trump has been a frequent critic of both Schaaf and Gov.
"California's Sanctuary laws...release known risky criminals into communities across the State", he added.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's immigrants' rights project, said the ruling reinforced decisions from the 1990s, including one that struck down part of a federal gun control law that required local police to determine if buyers were fit to own handguns.More news: Spanish GP highlights include a spectacular crash, not much overtaking
The gun law decision split the court's conservatives and liberals in 1997, in keeping with conservatives' complaints about the federal government's overreach and the importance of states' rights.