President Trump Addresses California’s Resistance To Federal Law

My Fellow Americans,

Protecting the safety and well-being of American Citizens is my highest duty as President. Yet, lawless sanctuary jurisdictions are nullifying federal law, obstructing immigration enforcement, and releasing thousands of criminal aliens into U.S. communities to prey on innocent victims. It’s absolutely terrible.

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For example, in recent days, San Francisco officials denied ICE’s request to turn over a criminal alien with a prior conviction for battery and a charge for driving under the influence.

In another city in California, local law enforcement recently denied ICE’s request to turn over a criminal alien convicted of Sexual Battery who had a history of domestic violence. A truly violent person.

And last week, the mayor of Oakland warned criminal aliens of a coming ICE enforcement action – giving them time to scatter and hide from authorities.  The mayor’s conduct directly threatened the safety of federal immigration officers and the law-abiding Americans in her community.

The State of California is sheltering dangerous criminals in a brazen and lawless attack on our Constitutional system of government.  Every state in our Union is subject to the laws and Constitution of the United States – including California.  Yet California’s leaders are in open defiance of federal law. They don’t care about crime. They don’t care about death and killings. They don’t care about robberies. They don’t care about the kind of things that you and I care about.

In other recent cases, New York authorities released illegal aliens who were previously charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of poisonous drugs, and strangling a person – in each case, New York officials had refused to turn these dangerous illegal aliens over to ICE or notify ICE about their release with enough time for them to be safely arrested.

Just this week, the city of Denver refused ICE’s request to turn over a criminal illegal alien charged with vehicular homicide for killing another driver in a horrific hit-and-run.

Sanctuary jurisdictions are the best friend of smugglers, gang members, drug dealers, human traffickers, killers, and other violent offenders.

We want our cities to be sanctuaries for Americans, not safe havens for criminals. That is why I am calling on Congress to block funds for jurisdictions that shield dangerous criminals.

It is time to end the bloodshed brought about by reckless sanctuary policies – and it is time to save American lives and American cities.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.

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Maria Fowler
Maria Fowler
4 years ago

He needs to stop all money going to California until they abide by our laws.

EttaMae Svider
EttaMae Svider
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

AMEN

Pat Cross
Pat Cross
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

Not just California

Diane marques
Diane marques
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

Agree

Lorraine Kemer
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

I live in Southern CA and it sickens me what Brown and other leaders are doing in this state. Every Republican needs to vote in every election this year. The only way CA will ever be the great state it was decades ago is to put it back in the hands of republicans. VOTE OUT EVERY DEMOCRAT IN 2018!!!

Shelley
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

Agree!!

Wylena Raymond
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Fowler

I agree.

Gail
Gail
4 years ago

Itspast time to throw these so called officials in jail .Americas safety and the fact we are tired of their blatant violation of our laws .This country doesn’t consist of just the officials or the people who vote them in which are mainly illegals who are voting who have no rights

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

The private citizen has to abide by local, state and federal law. Re federal law, and the antics of California, how come California gets to stick it’s thumb in everyone’s eye? Indeed, how come?

CharlieKing1
CharlieKing1
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Alan, I’m waiting for the old adage to happen- Whatever happens in California, the rest of the country will follow! Maybe my governor in Texas can declare Texas a sanctuary state for firearms ownership when the libs start called for disarmament…

Lorraine Kemer
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

When the people of CA sit on their butts and do not actively take part to change things, we will continue to see no improvement. WE THE PEOPLE MUST VOTE OUT THE CA LEADERS, even if it means crawling to the polls. If the CA residents cared about this state more than they care about sports and entertainers, we would see changes come about. I can’t believe Feinstein is not being challanged in the 2018 election for the CA Senate race. WAKE UP CA!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 years ago
Reply to  Lorraine Kemer

I am of the people of CA and we are not sitting on our butts. You cannot imagine how disheartening it is to watch your vote get outnumbered because for several years now illegals have been voting and they with the democrats outnumber us. Those that broke the law with their votes need to be deported and would be nice if that could happen before the next election. Meg Whitman would have made a fantastic governor but the dems pointed out that she had an illegal working for her. The illegal lied with a fake id. She was a babysitter making $23 an hour. I would like to make that kind of money babysitting. Meg had to pay several thousand more dollars because the illegal had to do extra errands such as drive them to school. That is how we ended up with Moonbeam. He was a horrid governor the first time around and even worse this time. Yes, people of CA are stupid but really, not all of us. We’re just outnumbered.

David D. Wilkie
David D. Wilkie
4 years ago

The President would probably love to stop the money from being delivered but he need Congress to change the law to do so. Congress in particularly the Senate needs 60 votes to do that and there are not 60 votes no Democrats will cross the aisle to vote yes. Makes the November election a critical election

Shelley
4 years ago

You are absolutely correct. The RINOS don’t help, either.

Richard Gieser
Richard Gieser
4 years ago

Shows how desperate the Dems are for votes from their illegals.

JOY
JOY
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Gieser

you are so right

bsinn
bsinn
4 years ago

Would be curious about the CA and NY officials justify letting violent felons go. These aren’t the innocent lambs they are portrayed in the media. They are sneaking in with a purpose…prey on Americans for their own benefit. The best are stealing food stamps, rent subsidies, medicaid, WIC etc. All felonies. The worst are running the table on the 10 Commandments. They need to be stopped.

Bette
Bette
4 years ago
Reply to  bsinn

I am in CA and wonder why the families of wronged/injured/killed individuals can not sue the governor, officers that did not report releases to ICE, etc for their loss??

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  bsinn

No truer words have ever been spoken! I hope everyone truly knows this. Thank you!

PFFLYERB777
PFFLYERB777
4 years ago

BRAVO!!!!!!

Susan
Susan
4 years ago

I agree with President Trump on this.
Liberal policies are breeding more and more chaos. It’s time to stop this nonsense.

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

President Trump should make an Example out of the Mayor of Oakland, CA. And if one of the Illegal Aliens commits a crime, SHE should be held accountable. Sued by the victims family. for all They can get from her, or anything she will Ever have.

Dustin Koellhoffer
4 years ago

It’s going to take alot more than a slap on the wrist or choking their funding to stop these lawless Democrats.
Realizing Democrats are America’s domestic enemies makes them comprehensible:
https://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2018/03/12/realizing-democrats-are-domestic-enemies-makes-them-comprehensible/

Ralph
Ralph
4 years ago

I’m Californian, and I can’t believe our States government for many years!!!!

George
George
4 years ago

Sneaking into the United States does not make you an immigrant any more than breaking into someone’s house makes you a family member.

David
David
4 years ago

This is exactly what we demand of our President. The rule of law applies to all including those here both legally and illegally. Finally a President with enough courage to go after those who defy our laws.

George
George
4 years ago

End Sanctuary Cities NOW!!!!

John Gapre
John Gapre
4 years ago

Perhaps the President should have governor Brown or the CA Attorney General arrested for breaking the law. I am arrested if I break federal laws.

Lee Smith
Lee Smith
4 years ago

I personally would like to see all in leadership in California be arrested and serve time in prison.
they have no respect for all the citizens and should have to pay for what they are doing wrong.

Walter Jackson Stuart MMC/SS USN ret.
Walter Jackson Stuart MMC/SS USN ret.
4 years ago

Put all of them in prison so they can keep the criminals there protecting with this sanctuary criminal activity, company and have fun playing in the cells.

Gerald N. Wiggins
Gerald N. Wiggins
4 years ago

I agree with President Trump’s actions against California and any other Township/City/County/State that acts as a safe harbor for illegal aliens. His calling on Congress to block funds for jurisdictions that shield dangerous criminals is LONG overdue.
However, I wonder if our many left leaning courts will allow him to do this. Many judges on lower courts and the supreme curt were appointed by Obama, Bill Clinton, Bush Jr. OR Bush’s Jr. & Sr. etc.

ELISSA JUNG
ELISSA JUNG
4 years ago

Yes, stop the funding but it is up to you and I to vote these officials out of office.

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
4 years ago
Reply to  ELISSA JUNG

Voting them out of office is not possible with rigged voting machines.

Lorraine Kemer
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel from TN

It’s that type of attitude that keeps change from happening. We must all actively vote in every election too see change take place. Feinstein doesn’t even have a Senate challenger in this year’s election. This is not only disgusting but shows how people talk about change—but do nothing to bring it about. Anything is possible with God’s help, that’s how DJT became our President. People not only prayed but turned out in record numbers to support him.

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  ELISSA JUNG

Yes, mam. We must remain diligent at all times. Thank you!

Michael Dolata
4 years ago

BRAVO MR PRESIDENT-thanks for standing up for our constitution and just plain common sense please continue your challenge of preventing our country from self imploding GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA

Countrysunrise
Countrysunrise
4 years ago

If these Mayors feel that they’re more important than the laws that are on the books, and they can create their own laws, it’s time for them to be arrested for breaking FEDERAL laws, and to spend time in jail – – for not only breaking the law, but for harboring criminals, and endangering the lives of American Citizens!! That would make these Mayors accomplices to crimes that these thugs committed, and they could serve some serious crimes!! AG Jeff Sessions should see that they serve time in a FEDERAL prison, and in the case of the Oakland, California Mayor, I would go after Eric Holder as well, since he was hired to handle the legal cases regarding California. I’m sure this was one of his ideas!! These people live in their ivory towers with their bodyguards who are armed. If they had to live like the rest of the population, I’m sure they would be singing a different tune. If ICE can’t do their job, it’s time to get the people who are stopping them!!

CAROL
CAROL
4 years ago

SINCE THIS COUNTRY IS A LAND OF LAWS ALL ILLEGALS AND I MEAN ALL ILLEGALS FROM BABIES TO ADULTS GO TO BACK OF THE LINE AND DO IT LEGALLY OR NOT AT ALL. OUT WITH ALL OF THEM. CALIFORNIA SPENDS MORE MONEY ON ILLEGALS HEALTH, EDUCATION, FOOD, HOUSING, CLOTHING ETC SO THAT WE COULD PAY OFF THE WALL FIRST YEAR AND HAVE LOTS OF MONEY LEFT OVER TO GIVE TO OUR VETS, SENIORS, AND OTHER AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO ARE IN NEED.

Tony
4 years ago

Mr. President Please put these politicians in jail. If I broke a law I would go right to jail. Why is it that these corrupt politicians in these places that protect criminals are allowed to keep breaking the laws of the land. Calif., Pa, N.Y., Ill. and any other city or state that are siding with these people put them in jail.

Diane marques
Diane marques
4 years ago
Reply to  Tony

Agree

CAROL
CAROL
4 years ago

I DID JUST ABOVE

Carolyn
4 years ago

Stop all funding to California! Treat them like any other terrorist country because that’s what they are! Either they obey federal law or they can become Northern Mexico and no longer be part of the United States!!!

Jeannine ball
4 years ago

Without Law and Order, you have chaos. If these PIGS, both the illegals, as well as those in authority, do not obey the law, LOCK THEM ALL UP ! There are quite a few empty cell in Guantanamo.

Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson
4 years ago

Good for the President!! But, I doubt if Congress including Republicans will support our President thus failing the American people once again. These sanctuary cities and states should not get a penny of our money for defying federal law. The leaders of these cities and states should be jailed and taken to court (then to prison). Keep fighting for us Americans, Mr. President.

Patricia Sebring
Patricia Sebring
4 years ago

Stop all funding to California and any sanctuary cities

Jolly roger
Jolly roger
4 years ago

That’s all fine and dandy but what happens when these liberal Obama appointed judges block this as they have everything else? It could be tied up in court for years and in the meantime these circuit judges will find a way to keep funding going until the supreme court hears their cases .what next? And don’t the RINO’s in congress that will vote against it.

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
4 years ago
Reply to  Jolly roger

Then it is time to impeach some federal judges.
OOPS!!! I forgot. Republicans in Congress do not have the courage to do that.

Doug
Doug
4 years ago

Prosecute the politicians and their minions both criminally and in civil court for monetary damages. If everyone who is a victim of a crime committed by an illegal sued
the sheriff, police chief, and the municipality / county /state for damages, the politicians would go bankrupt pretty quickly – or have to explain why the local government has to double the citizen’s taxes to pay for their misdeeds.

Marc Jeric
Marc Jeric
4 years ago

The People’s Republic of California now totally in the hands of progressives, socialists, communists, “social studies” professors, Democrats and other such slime, bottom-feeders, and scum must be detached from the USA and left to enjoy the results.

Richard Avana
Richard Avana
4 years ago
Reply to  Marc Jeric

You are so right

Thugger
Thugger
4 years ago

Why aren’t these people arrested and charged for aiding and abetting fugitives from the law?

Randy
4 years ago
Reply to  Thugger

I think they’re afraid it won’t be successfully prosecuted in today’s liberal courts….

F Jansen
F Jansen
4 years ago

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

bruno
bruno
4 years ago

He needs to arrest Oaklands Mayor too. She is a scumbag demo rat who is harboring illegal aliens and aiding and abetting their escape from ICE officials. She needs to be taught a lesson, and that lesson will go far in teaching other sanctuary city officials to get smart, although I don’t think you can smarten up a demo rat, but it might help

Richard Avana
Richard Avana
4 years ago
Reply to  bruno

Send in federal troops watch those illegal pigs scatter like fleas they are.

Sandra may
Sandra may
4 years ago
Reply to  Richard Avana

Exactly, I remember the day Wallace stood in the front door of that school, President Kennedy sent the Feds down there and guess what those kids got in that school. That’s what the fed gov is for to enforce the law.

Larry w Sepulvado
Larry w Sepulvado
4 years ago
Reply to  bruno

They can declare marshall law in cal.

raginrick
4 years ago

They don’t care about these Illegales just their VOTE, and officials are IDIOTS you can’t fix STUPID, Make example she some to prison just maybe the others get message, But I doubt it.

RONALD SOMMER
RONALD SOMMER
4 years ago

What is the reason the Oakland Mayor is not charged with obstructing justice?

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
4 years ago
Reply to  RONALD SOMMER

Her announcement falls into the category of freedom of speech. She made a “general” announcement about a pending ICE raid, and announced no specifics. If she had stated the specific date, specific time, specific location, or specific persons targeted by the raid then that would definitely be aiding and abetting, and obstruction of justice.
It’s not fair, but it’s the law.

Carl Breeding
Carl Breeding
4 years ago

No votes from California should count since they brazenly ignore Federal Law and register Illegal
Aliens in defiance of the law.

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl Breeding

In 2016 California registered 3 million illegals to vote, and actually BRAGGED about doing so.

Linda Wilson
Linda Wilson
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel from TN

WTF- impeach all these politicians! If they face jail time they may change their tune!

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl Breeding

Actually, this is a very positive idea. I second the motion.

Vern Doria
Vern Doria
4 years ago

The mayors of all sanctuary cities and those people in those cities that are responsible for harboring illegal aliens should all be arrested and put in jail.

SDofAZ
4 years ago

Sanctuary anything needs to lose all public funding and support. The officials playing this game are criminals and deserve all that entails. Time to investigate, charge them, put them on trial and convict them. Jail in a jump suit is where all of them should end up.

Newtdog
Newtdog
4 years ago
Reply to  SDofAZ

Try GITMO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron Martin
Ron Martin
4 years ago

Bravo Mr. President! Keep the HEAT ON!

Gary James
4 years ago

America is with you President Trump put the politicians in jail with the other criminals! !!!!

Lynne Waterman
Lynne Waterman
4 years ago

Why can’t these city officials be put in jail for not abiding by the law therefore putting people at risk??

Ron Martin
Ron Martin
4 years ago

Bravo Mr. President. KEEP FIFGTING OR THE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS!

Henrye
Henrye
4 years ago

Such a simple solution for 90% of the problem. Just make a very simple law: AMERICAN BENEFITS FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS. PERIOD!

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Henrye

We need to start a strong action group on A B A C !

kbhret
kbhret
4 years ago

Somehow someway…..
California’s secession from the United States has to occur.
It will serve as the best example, for the world to see, what happens when nut jobs, sissy boys, fascists, leftists all come together to form a government and form their own country.

Newell D Anderson
Newell D Anderson
4 years ago
Reply to  kbhret

Sell Calif. to Mexico!! Finance it for 20 Yrs. pay off the national debt!!!

Larry w Sepulvado
Larry w Sepulvado
4 years ago
Reply to  kbhret

The demo want all the illegals can get ,but they are not suppose to vote they need to make sure they dont . They made about russia .

Gerald
Gerald
4 years ago

The Boss Man coming Cry Babay Bottle sucking brown & His staff will have something to cry about

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

President Trump, please enforce Federal Law with these illegals. Federal Law trumps State Law when it is in violation of our United States Constitution. Not only is California flaunting the illegals in the face of Federal Law, but, they are also challenging Federal Law by selling illegal drugs and pocketing the illegal money from the taxes that the State collected. This illegal money, probably amounts to billions of dollars by now, because previous administrations were looking the other way. That money is so dirty, California and Colorado businesses can’t deposit it in a legitimate bank. The banks know, if they take the deposits of those illegal drug funds, their actions can cause a bank to have all of their assets sized if the Federal Government does it’s job and enforces Federal Law. This also applies to Colorado and all the other States that are watching the Government look the other way and implementing their own illegal drug sales. Seizing those billions of dollars, will go a long way in supporting anti-drug and treatment programs and kill the under-world drug activity that rides on the back of these State approved drug sales.

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Ron

PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTER TO TRUMP AND ALL CONGRESSMEN. AS WELL AS OTHER ENTITES YOU MAY DEEM HELPFUL. eXCELLENT LETTER!

Alvin Robinson
Alvin Robinson
4 years ago

Nothing but disrespect for our President and country. May be California will join Isis next? God help them, wake up governor? Such a once beautiful state being maneuvered by inept leaders.

Original Anna
Original Anna
4 years ago

Amazing charges aren’t being brought against these people responsible for issuing orders for their law enforcers to not enforce federal laws. Amazing. I consider what these people choosing their own laws to obey as hate crimes. They hate the laws just like a regular criminal does and their hate is directed toward innocent legal citizens of this country who are killed or attacked by these illegals that ICE wants. Seems like a hate crime to me on the part of these so called law evaders.

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

I feel shame when people like Jerry Brown and his cronies all over the country can set up and maintain a sanctuary jurisdiction while they still breathe the same air as decent Americans. Decent Americans deserve better than this. It’s up to the citizens to get them out of office and then to never elect their ilk again.
As long as these substandard politicians with skewed values are in positions of power, we Americans can not really hold our heads high.

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

tHESE SUBSTANDARD POLITICIANS are commiting TREASON as I see it!

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