WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hammering California for its sanctuary policies in his latest push to resist the “resistance” to his presidency.

Trump on Wednesday met with local California leaders who oppose the state’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

That includes failing to notify federal officials when people living in the country illegally are released from jails.

Trump thanked the officials, saying they had “bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws.” He added that “California’s law provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on earth.”

Trump argues that the policies violate federal law and result in the release of criminals into communities.

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