"Sheriff Margaret Mims told the president that California’s sanctuary laws have put sheriffs like herself in “an untenable position," caught between conflicting state and federal laws.
“It’s a disgrace,” Mims said about her department's inability to work with federal agents..
Mims joined a group of more than 15 local law enforcement officials, lawmakers and administration officials from California, including Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and El Dorado Sheriff John D’Agostini for a roundtable discussion with Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and ICE Director Thomas Homan on their opposition to California's sanctuary state policies.
In February, the Trump administration filed suit against a California law that restricts how and when state law enforcement can interact with federal immigration authorities. The administration has been highly critical of the state laws describing them as "radical" policies that endanger the lives of local law enforcement and the immigrant communities themselves."