President Donald Trump touched-down in the ‘Sanctuary State’ of California Tuesday; touring his border wall and meeting with members of law enforcement as the region continues to spiral out of control after months of unprecedented homelessness and a spike in crime.
The President spoke with reporters while inspecting the varying prototypes of his proposed border wall with Mexico; saying California officials were secretly “begging” him to build the barrier.
WATCH: President Trump speaks near the U.S.-Mexico border as he inspects border wall prototypes
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 13, 2018
“The state of California is begging us to build walls in certain areas, they don’t tell you that. We said, ‘No, we won’t do it until we build the whole wall.’ There are certain areas where they’re really wanting us to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. “People are complaining, because people are pouring in. They don’t talk about that.”
“You have to have see-through, you have to know what’s on the other side of the wall,” he said when asked if he preferred one specific prototype. “If you don’t know what’s on the other side of the wall, you could be two-feet away from a criminal cartel and you won’t even know they’re there.”
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Oakland Mayor TIPS OFF Illegal Immigrants of Future ICE RAIDS
The liberal Mayor of Oakland, California warned illegal immigrants and their families of impending raids by federal authorities over the weekend, informing them that “credible sources” have confirmed possible sweeps by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in the coming days.
Mayor Libby Schaaf -who signaled she’d be willing to face jail-time over her refusal to cooperate with the federal government over immigration policy- told Bay Area residents to be on the look-out for possible ICE agents, but “go about their daily lives without fear.”
“We want residents to prepare, not panic. We understand ICE has used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear; our intent is for our community to go about their daily lives without fear, but resiliency and awareness,” said Schaaf.
“My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents -particularly our most vulnerable,” she added.
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
The liberal Mayor’s remarks reignite a war of words between California officials and President Trump.
This week, Trump threatened to pull all Border Patrol and ICE agents from the state, saying he was getting “no help” from local governments to fight illegal immigration.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Residents FLEE SAN FRANCISCO Over Sanctuary City Laws, Rampant Crime
Residents are fleeing the San Francisco area at levels not seen in more than a decade as years of liberal policies take their toll; with locals decrying rampant drug use, Sanctuary City laws, and crippling taxes as the motivating factor to pack up and abandon the City by the Bay.
According to CBS News, more people are emigrating from the Bay Area than are moving in; making the region the “number one place” for out-migration in the nation. The crisis is reaching a fever pitch, with U-Haul business owners refusing to rent vans to those leaving town, fearing they won’t be able to retrieve their vehicles.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” said one software engineer. “We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics.”
“Silicon Valley has been this place that is growing. And it was mostly due to people relocating here and relocating from other parts of the world. That’s changing,” said another executive in the technology industry.
Despite new guidelines distributed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, San Francisco refuses to comply with federal immigration policies; declaring itself a Sanctuary City and defying agencies determined to restrict the flow of illegal immigrants into California.