Trump Says Deported Immigrants 'Aren't People. They're Animals.'

  • Trump Says Deported Immigrants 'Aren't People. They're Animals.'

Trump Says Deported Immigrants 'Aren't People. They're Animals.'

Local California lawmakers and officials on hand for the meeting said their constituents support their efforts to fight the sanctuary state law because they value the safety of their communities. (The San Francisco ICE spokesman resigned afterward, criticizing the agency for making what he called a misleading claim, since no operation nets all its targets.) The White House said at the time that the Department of Justice was reviewing her actions, but nothing has come of it.

Along with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the Bakersfield Republican and Trump ally who is vying to become the next speaker, the group includes more than a dozen state and local Republican officials who have spoken out or otherwise opposed the state's so-called sanctuary laws.

Since the sanctuary state law, officially known as California Values Act, went into effect early this year, he said the Los Angeles Police Department arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico on drug possession charges but did not honor the ICE detainer and set him free. He has called on Congress repeatedly in recent months to enact stricter laws to limit the number of immigrants who come across the US-Mexico border. Homan pushed back against criticism that the administration was hurting immigrant families. "These aren't people. These are animals", Trump said. When the lawsuit was announced, Sessions told the California Peace Officers' Association, "So, California, it appears to me is using every power it has, powers it doesn't have to frustrate federal law enforcement". "We need them", Trump said.

Across the country in Sacramento, California Gov.

The Huffington Post's catchy headline read: "Trump Refers To Immigrants As 'Animals.' Again".

Brown responded on Twitter, writing that Trump "is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused Trump of "fanning the flames of division". "Their decision to convene this meeting is about fueling fear of immigrants and scapegoating entire communities". As for Libby Schaaf, I have no idea if what she did was illegal but it was certainly revealing of the attitude toward federal law enforcement on this issue. He echoed the sentiments of numerous other public officials, thanking Trump for his work.

"When we joined the amicus brief, it was because we - myself and our council members - recognized that federal law reigns over immigration, not the state", Hackbarth-McIntyre said. "Not the people who are seeking a better life in America". She, like others, said the president and his policies were far more popular in the state than people realize.

"We are taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before".

And he assured the sheriff the administration would continue working. The announcement had come a day after Trump said he meant to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until his administration was able to deliver on his campaign promise to build a wall to bolster security.