“He’s Not Welcome Here”: Protesters Rail Against Trump’s Visit to California

HeadlineMar 14, 2018

Demonstrators took to the streets of San Diego Tuesday to protest President Trump’s first visit to California after taking office.

Barbara Hernandez: “He is a racist and a xenophobic person. And I’m tired of his hatred, and that’s why I’m here, because I want to say he’s not welcome here and I’m tired of him using my life as a bargaining chip. Me, as a DACA recipient, I will not stand for a border wall enforcement that throws my community under the bus and further criminalizes them. And we live in this constant fear, especially our community here in San Diego. They’re so close to the border. And living in that fear is no way of living, and that’s why I’m here, to say no more to that hatred.”

That was DACA recipient Barbara Hernandez at a demonstration in San Diego. During President Trump’s visit Tuesday, he attacked California and its governor, Jerry Brown, over the state’s so-called sanctuary laws aimed at limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents. President Trump also toured a series of prototypes of his promised border wall in San Diego and then held a news conference.

President Donald Trump: “Who would think? Who would think? But getting over the top is easy. These are like professional mountain climbers. They’re incredible climbers. They can’t climb some of these walls. Some of them, they can. Those are the walls we’re not using.”

His visit comes as the Trump administration faces a new lawsuit challenging President Trump’s decision to cancel TPS—that’s temporary protected status—for more than 200,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan—nations the president has reportedly called “s—hole countries.” The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of the American children of immigrants with temporary protected status.

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