Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Two rallies held ahead of President Trump's visit to San Diego

Two rallies held ahead of President Trump's visit to San Diego

However, California - a state overrun with left-wing progressive activists groups and lawmakers - has so far proven to be a problem for the president's agenda.

"When some people look at the U.S. -Mexico border, they see division", Faulconer said in his state of the city address in 2017.

Organizers say the rally shows that San Diegans are united against the "wasteful, harmful and irresponsible" plan to build the wall. He lambasted Gov. Jerry Brown's statements defending the state's level of cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

During his first presidential visit to the state on Tuesday, Trump is expected to visit prototypes of the wall he is seeking to build along the border with Mexico, a plan that top California officials overwhelmingly oppose, before attending a fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

KIrk pointed out that numerous lawsuits against Trump have originated in California, the state is intentionally harboring illegal immigrant criminals and the mayor of Oakland even issued a public warning about impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

Among those gathered at the park was Democratic U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas, whose district covers the entire California-Mexico border.

Last month, Peña Nieto canceled plans to visit Washington after another phone call with Trump during which the USA president reportedly lost his temper.

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Members of Indivisible San Diego, meanwhile, want to protest the use of taxpayer dollars to fulfill Trump's immigration agenda.

Vargas told reporters "Trump is not welcome here!"

Brown, who has emerged as one of Trump's most prominent antagonists, asked Trump to visit Fresno and Madera, where workers are building bridges and viaducts that will eventually connect Los Angeles and the Bay Area via high-speed rail.

The president will arrive in San Diego Tuesday morning, marking the first time he has visited the Golden State since taking office.

Trump's visit is expected to be brief, but could be consequential - and dramatic.

"You see, in California we are focusing on bridges, not walls", Brown, a Democrat, said in a letter sent to Trump.

The president has criticized California's so-called "sanctuary state" policies, and has even floated the idea of removing federal agents as the state continues to obstruct his "America first" agenda.

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