Trump hails 'rebellion' by local California lawmakers against state's 'sanctuary' laws

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"On Wednesday, President Trump will meet with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's illegal and unconstitutional sanctuary policies that release criminal illegal aliens into public communities", a White House official said. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, are also scheduled to attend.

The city's move to officially oppose the law sparked other cities to do the same.

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.

In February, the Trump administration filed suit against a California law that restricts how and when state law enforcement can interact with federal immigration authorities. He cited his state as the fifth largest economy in the world and described today's meeting as "Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies".

"They are breaking down society by breaking down the rule of law", McCarthy said.

The president's language and his focus on California drew a sharp rebuke from Jerry Brown, the state's Democratic governor.

"You're not protecting immigrant communities", Homan said to a roomful of like-minded people.

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"She informed them and they all fled-or majority fled-and that whole operation took a long time to put together", Trump said.

As he has in numerous private meetings with his advisers at the White House, Trump used the session to vent his anger at the nation's immigration laws, calling them "the dumbest laws on immigration in the world".

Trump also said the U.S. has the "the dumbest laws on immigration in the world". You have millions of people who want to see that our neighborhoods are safe and our borders are secure, " she said. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) from the left, fired back.

"Just a few weeks later, he was arrested again, this time for murder", Trump said.

"My constituents-and those are Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike-they don't want to see another Kate Steinle-that's what I hear every single week", said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez.

There is a direct link between the court's decision in the sports betting case and the administration's effort to punish local governments that resist Trump's immigration enforcement policies, several legal commentators said.

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