The president's comments came during a roundtable discussion with California law enforcement officials immediately after Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims had finished telling him about the difficulty of going after illegal immigrant gang members. "You wouldn´t believe how bad these people are, these aren´t people, these are animals and we´re taking them out of the country".
"The president was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws", Sanders insisted.
MS-13, which started in Los Angeles in the 1980s, has grown into a cross-border criminal organization with leadership in El Salvador that has 30,000 members worldwide and 10,000 in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department says. Local officials reacted with glee, arguing that California makes it more hard for their communities to deport criminals-the state's existing law, said Sheriff Margaret Mims, prevents authorities from being able to use her databases "to find the bad guys", and stops her from accessing prisons to locate people who might be in the country illegally. Frankly, I don't think the term that the president used was strong enough.
Sanders's comments are likely to further enflame the debate surrounding Trump's heated immigration rhetoric.
The inquiry came in the wake of reporting by The New York Times and other outlets, which left out the context of Mr. Trump's Wednesday comments on sanctuary cities. "MS-13 has done heinous acts", she continued. "I think that the president should continue to use his platform and anything he can do to stop these kinds of horrible, horrible, disgusting people". A WLJA report from February of this year described an MS-13 leader who pimped out a number of underage girls from different states. He has also labeled larger groups of immigrants who come to the USA illegally as criminals.
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Israeli gunfire "will never make us lose hope to get back our land", said Mohamed Abu el-Majd, 23, whose left leg was fractured. Israel, with United States backing, says Hamas is behind the protests, deliberately provoking violence for propaganda aims.
Legend then received a bit of backlash over his comments by Twitter users who thought the singer was defending the actions of MS-13 members, or "comparing violent gang members to innocent children".
"There could be an MS-13 member I know about - if they don't reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it", she told the president.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best", he said when he launched his presidential campaign in June 2015.
"It reminds me that and I was talking about the religious groups and how they're concerned about feeding the hungry and the Gospel of Matthew and the rest", she told the media at a briefing Thursday, "41 million people in our country are food insecure". Senate net neutrality vote coming Wednesday Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted Wednesday.