When AG Sessions and President Trump claim that undocumented immigrants make our communities less safe, they're wrong. In Beverly Hills, a protest meant to "resist" Trump and planned for 5 p.m.in Beverly Gardens Park was being hosted by a group called "ICE Out of LA", according to its Facebook page. Demonstrators on each side carried signs and shouted. One hoisted a Trump flag and others raised middle fingers.
Other rallies planned for Tuesday include one by local Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients and activists, and at least one pro-Trump rally by the group San Diegans for Secure Borders. Trump is scheduled to fly to Missouri Wednesday morning, so he will likely spend Tuesday night in the Southland. Both voted for Trump.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Manhattan Beach) said, "This vindictive lawsuit shows that, once again, the Trump Administration's guiding principle is to wreak havoc at all costs".
If Trump gets his way, whichever prototype or prototypes win will snake across much of the almost 3,200-kilometer (2,000-mile) border.
In July 2015, Trump traveled to Laredo, Texas, just weeks after declaring his candidacy to see the border for himself.
San Diego's city council past year passed a resolution opposing Trump's proposed wall.
President Donald Trump has arrived in San Diego, where he'll be touring the prototypes for his stalled border wall. And the Golden State - the sixth largest economy in the world - is thriving.
"We absolutely want President Trump to feel welcome and to come inspect the prototypes so we can get the wall built".
The president also planned to talk about sanctuary cities, arguing that they are a major threat to public safety and national security, according to a senior administration official, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly about Trump's planned remarks and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Last week, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state, its governor, and its attorney general, accusing them of violating the U.S. Constitution by passing three state statues that "obstruct or otherwise conflict with, or discriminate against, federal immigration enforcement laws". A women's rights group, Women's Right San Diego, will also be there.
He'll be staying there overnight. Here in cities like Fresno and Madera more than a dozen bridges and viaducts are being built for the nation's first and only High-Speed Rail line.
The visit comes amid the Trump administration's legal battle with California over the state's sanctuary policies, which shield illegal immigrants from deportation.
Trump will examine eight 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) prototypes built previous year along the border in a bid to fulfill his signature campaign promise.
Standing beside the prototypes, as US border patrol agents rode nearby on horseback, Trump discussed the merits of various designs with border officials, his chief of staff John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
"I invite you to head north to the Central Valley - the heart of California", Brown wrote.
Faulconer's remarks appeared in a commentary published in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Trump has characterized California as a state "out of control" and said he wants to withhold funds from California as a "weapon".
Trump tweeted Tuesday that "thousands of risky & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies" and are "set free to prey on innocent Americans".