Trump Threatens to Pull Immigration Officers from California


US President Donald Trump threatened to pull immigration and other federal law enforcement agents from California on Thursday, a warning shot to the country's richest and most populous state.

Complaining that California was not complying with his hardline position on migrants, Trump warned he could cut vital help from Washington and prompt a crime wave.

"Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation," he said, referring to a policy adopted by around 300 local authorities, cities and states of limiting cooperation with strict federal immigration edicts.

"We are getting no help from the state of California," Trump continued, claiming the state was protecting members of the violent MS13 gang.

"Frankly if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime mess like you've never seen," he said focusing on the role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies.

"All I would have to do is say ICE and Border Patrol leave California alone and you would be inundated, you would see crime like no one has ever seen crime in this country."

Trump has repeatedly equated migrants with criminals, and made hardline migration policies a central plank of his political platform.

"In two months they'd be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what, I'm thinking about doing it."

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This is a GREAT idea! If California wants illegals so bad…let them have them. Pull the entire federal government out of California and cut all money they get. Trump’s right - they would be begging for him to bring the government back.


Are these lefties out there talking about seceding from the US? None of them should be complaining about this. Trump is just giving them a test run. They want to go on their own so be it. When all hell breaks loose we’re not helping them. Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi will make sure the citizens of California are taken care of without the federal government.


He does treat politics in term of deal negotiations and a poker face. We’ve seen a lot of all/nothing moves such as dealing:

-ObamCare: was going for full repeal, was stonewalled so he fully stopped talking about it, then it showed up in the tax plan
-DACA: no wall funding? how about 1.8 millions amnesty --> goes to show how much dems care about dreamers
-California going sanctuary: first threatened by meek Sessions to withdrawn funding, but hey, isnt it a better idea of withdraw ICE from a sanctuary city?


This is a great idea thinking outside the :package:Eliminate all Federal Assistance for 6 months and see what happens.Will Nincompoop Nancy with help from Mad Maxine clean the Feces and drug needles in SF ???
All the police commissioners should take a 6 month Sabbatical at the same time. It wouldn’t take long for the illegal Cockroaches to take over the state.


What the career politicians don’t realize is that Trump doesn’t have a political image to maintain. He gets to create one. California has been demanding to be left alone by the federal government…if they get what they ask for who should be blamed…of course they will say Trump…but he is just granting their wish.


Stop sending them funds, stop sending them people, stop sending them water. Let them make their little socialist utopia work for them.



The problem would be the run off , illegals are like roaches it wouldn’t be long before they spread out and infect the entire Country !! We already have upward of 25,000,000 that number would grow to 125,000,000 rapidly !


The problem with this prescription of course is that California becomes the same kind of Trojan Horse that Germany is in Europe… Were gonna need a bigger fence…


Why would you want to punish outstate (flyover) California for the idiocy of the cities???


California is the sixth largest economy in the World. The TIC inherited a 20 trillion dollar debt that he promised to PAY OFF in eight years, so far he’s adding to it as fast as the Obama years did. How solvent do you think the US is, shrug.


California is its own wretched fucked up country. It should be cut loose.

The land isn’t going anywhere…once GRIDS and earthquakes wipe the freaks out, we can reoccupy it.


Get over it.

The debt will never be paid off.

Try adding something of value instead of the hate speech.


Tyrants don’t care how far society falls, as long as they get to rule over it. The lunatic whites in CA government would gladly destroy the state and export even more illegals AND legals to the rest of us.


Right, and he’s doing quite well at that. There’s a few promises that the fat ass TIC made while candidate that I would like to have seen materialize. First and foremost was his promise to PAY OFF the ND during his eight years as president. That promise is already dashed as the liar is already adding to it like the Obama years did, and another was to lock her up. Of course only his supporters actually believed he’d do those things and give his lies a pass now. Snicker.


Get over it.

The debt will never be paid off as government healthcare consumes 25% of all spending and your unwilling to give up your freebies. SS/Pensions consume 25% of government spending and YOU are unwilling to give up your freebies.

Try adding something of value instead of the hate speech.


Hold that thought… people are leaving… some of them have put their businesses in their backpacks as they trek out of … dare I say it… the progressive hellhole that it is…


It is also the state that government spends the most on Welfare.


Lead that charge, give it back to its rightful owners.


The Spaniards? The native Americans or those before the native Americans???