WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room of the White House May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The Trump administration has gone to federal court to invalidate California's sanctuary law that went into effect in January. The administration claims they obstruct federal immigration regulations and violate the Constitution's supremacy clause.
The federal anti-gambling law is unconstitutional because "it unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do", Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. The case is pending.
The policy that was enacted by DHS would not apply to asylum seekers who come to an official port of entry to the United States without paperwork - those individuals would only be placed into immigration proceedings.
President Trump recently hosted a roundtable on immigration, emphasizing national security and community security as a critical priority.
While President Trump still dominates the sanctuary city conversation, the battleground has shifted from feds versus the states to one that pits states against their own cities and counties.
Trump made reference to Schaaf on Wednesday and urged Sessions to consider an obstruction of justice charge for her.
In addition to criticizing the Oakland mayor, President Trump blamed democrats and Gov. He also famously launched his presidential campaign with a speech in which he said Mexico was sending "rapists", criminals and drug dealers across the border.
The Democratic governor added: "Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing".
"But CA-the largest state in the union and the strongest driver of our nation's economy has shown it has its surest conscience as well", he tweeted. Fellow Central Valley sheriff, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, mentioned how the laws are creating a false perception toward ICE.
The roundtable featured a number of California Republican lawmakers and law enforcement officials who have pushed back against the state's sanctuary laws which limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
"I'm greatly honored to be here with the courageous mayors and sheriff's and local leaders from California".
California state Rep. Melissa Melendez, who represents parts of Riverside County, echoed the president's comments. "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are", Trump said.
But James Bopp Jr., an IN lawyer representing residents who are challenging the sanctuary policies IN Gary and East Chicago, said the order of primacy is clearly on the federal side.
"In order to protect them from deportation, they want to protect them from being charged with crimes", he said.
Steinle, a young San Francisco-area woman, was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant felon while walking on a pier with her father.