President Trump visits border wall prototypes

14 March, 2018, 06:21 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • San Diego. Trump is scheduled to visit San Diego on Tuesday setting foot in California for his first time as president. (AP

Trump inspected eight 30-foot high (nine-meter) full-scale models made of concrete and steel, erected side-by-side at Otay Mesa, an area in southern San Diego along the border with Tijuana, Mexico.

"I think Governor Brown's done a very poor job running California". Despite the tense relationship between Trump and the Golden State, Californians in support of the "big, lovely wall" plan to come out in force to welcome the president.

He further slammed the Democrat for immigration and tax policy adding that while he thought Brown was a "nice guy" but "has not done the job".

"You're not going to see them climbing over this wall too easily", Trump said.

Simon Byrd tweeted: "I want a see-through wall" 'You mean a FENCE?' "They don't tell you that, and we said no, we won't do it until we build the whole wall".

Construction of the eight wall prototypes in the San Diego area were completed in October of past year.

While on his border visit Tuesday, Trump railed against sanctuary cities and criticized Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for warning residents about an immigration raid.

If only the president and the nation could see the real California.


Trump's visit comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week sued California over three of its so-called sanctuary laws.

Trump's visit was greeted with peaceful protests by demonstrators both for and against his planned wall.

President Donald Trump says there may someday be a "space force" fighting alongside the Air Force, Army and other branches of the military.

The Trump administration seemed stuck on the idea of banning legal immigration as well - in the form of family-based migration and the diversity lottery - and all the bills put forward for a vote in the Senate failed. Later Tuesday, a protest organized by the political group Union Del Barrio is scheduled to take place in Beverly Hills at approximately 4 p.m. ahead of Trump's arrival at the fundraiser, where donors will pay $250,000 to attend. "The criminals take refuge in these sanctuary cities". Trump made no mention of his outgoing secretary of state. Kevin Faulconer said a popular cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana shows that "building bridges has worked wonders".

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

At San Ysidro, Jose Gonzalez, 21, stopped to snap a photo of the protesters holding signs, including one that read: "Wall off Putin!" in reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has a seemingly close relationship with Trump.

"These policies release unsafe criminal offenders to prey on innocent people, and nullify the federal law", the president said.

FACTS: Construction of 14 miles (23 kilometers) of imposing border walls by the mid-2000s - along with more agents, technology and smaller barriers going back to the 1990s - brought a 95 percent decline in border arrests in the Border Patrol's San Diego sector from 1993 to 2017. Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE announced the lawsuit during a visit to Sacramento last week.

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