President Trump's First Visit to California Sparks Protest

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Since becoming President Trump has steered clear from Democratic California state. On Tuesday he visited the sanctuary state to survey prototypes for his long-touted border wall in San Diego.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel ready to oppose his visit. 

The president also spoke with immigration enforcement officials and with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Trump is known for backing up ICE and their enforcement of immigration raids. While there he tweeted out that "California’s sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk. Thousands of dangerous & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies, set free to prey on innocent Americans."

Governor Jerry Brown countered Trump's statement by saying, "California thrives because we welcome immigrants and innovators from across the globe."

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Since January, when California became a sanctuary state, ICE Deputy Director, Thomas Homan has been pushing the Trump Administration's agenda to deport and detain as many undocumented people. In February Oakland Libby Schaaf even released a statement warning residents that ICE would be conducting an immigration sweep in the bay area.