Los Alamitos, Calif., Mayor Troy Edgar looked forward to meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss strategies for dealing with illegal immigration and hopes Sacramento “gets the message,” he said Wednesday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
“What we’re going to tell [Trump] is that there’s a lot of people in California that want the rule of law,” Edgar, a Republican, said. “They want us as their city council members to uphold the Constitution and work with the U.S. immigration officials. And I’ll also tell him that we have the third largest California National Guard base in our city. And I’ve talked to the soldiers and the soldiers are wondering why we won’t get out and be a part of this process with the president.” (RELATED: Legal Immigrant Tells Illegals How It Is)
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“For us, the big issue here is really the separation between the federal state and local laws,” Edgar continued. “Basically the state of California jumping in and saying hey, look, even though you’re a city, as a constitutional matter, we’ve given you the right to be able to govern your police — We’re going to step in the middle of that and take away that. And as a U.S. Navy veteran and a city council member that has an oath to the Constitution, we don’t understand that.”
“We want to make sure that Sacramento gets the message and we want to make sure that the president knows that there’s people in California that have a different perspective,” he concluded.