A San Diego congressman and city councilwoman stood with immigration rights and community groups, as well as faith and labor leaders Monday to denounce President Donald Trump and his border-wall proposal a day before his visit to San Diego to inspect project prototypes.
Last month, Peña Nieto canceled plans to visit Washington after another phone call with Trump during which the US president reportedly lost his temper.
The San Francisco court is notoriously left-wing and has ruled against the Trump administration on immigration issues in the past.
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Several dozen activists held a press conference Monday at San Diego's Chicano Park to call on people to come out and peacefully protest the project.
Among those speaking out was U.S. Rep.
Vargas told reporters "Trump is not welcome here!" Jerry Brown is urging the president to consider California's high-speed rail efforts as part of his first official visit to the Golden State.
Trump on Tuesday is expected to be briefed on lessons learned from the prototypes' construction and meet with border agents and officers to ask what they need, said Jonathan Hoffman, Homeland Security spokesman.
"I mean, frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crying mess like you've never seen in California", Trump said weeks ago, warning there would be "crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country". He is the first sitting president since Eisenhower not to visit California, the world's sixth largest economy, during their first year in office.
FILE - In this December 6, 2017, file, workers pour concrete on to one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail that will cross over the San Joaquin River, near Fresno, Calif. California Gov.