After demanding that Mexico crack down on illegal immigration, drug trafficking and gangs, President Donald Trump traveled to the California border town of Calexico Friday.
The visit included a roundtable briefing with border control agents and law enforcement, including Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.
Trump says, “We can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full. We can’t take you anymore. sorry, can’t happen. So turn around; that’s the way it is.”
The president also stopped along a newly repaired section of border fencing. While in California, he’ll also attend a fundraising dinner in Los Angeles.
Mims addresses Trump’s stance on enforcing tougher border security: “Thank you for your personal attention to the very important of border security. You know I talk to local law enforcement across our nation and always the number one issue is border security when we talk about our issues. An uncontrolled, unsecure border directly effects our local communities and without a secure border, transnational gangs, human traffickers and drug cartels will take advantage.”
During the roundtable, Mims mentioned an increase in trafficking of the drug Fenantyl in the Central Valley along with recent overdoses of the drug.