Trump refers to some immigrants in sanctuary cities as 'animals'

The president held a roundtable discussion with California elected officials who oppose the state's sanctuary law.
1:32 | 05/16/18

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Addressing a room with California leaders who oppose sanctuary laws president trump not mincing words about illegal immigration. But we're taking people out of the country you wouldn't believe how they of these people. These are people. These are animals. The president also suggesting at Wednesday's roundtable the Department of Justice investigate Oakland mayor Libby shaft there is potentially an ice activities. Plans for informing immigrant communities about ice raids to me that's obstruction of justice. At least 35 local California jurisdictions including San Diego and orange counties have come out against the state sanctuary law. Which limits law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials the latest city Hanford California joining the list with a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night. We have a heartfelt. Here. There are other criminal organizations from around the world actors you went into the Jordan history which is me of is that. It tweet Wednesday governor Jerry Brown responding to the round table saying quote. At real Donald Trump is lying on immigration lying about crime and lying about the laws of California flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him. And praise his reckless policies changes nothing as the sanctuary debate continues to play out ABC news has learned the trump administration. Is now considering separating children picked up crossing the US border illegally with their families and possibly housing them. At military bases Natalie Bernal ABC news Los Angeles.

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