Trump Inspects Proposed Models for Border Wall
President Donald Trump has inspected several proposed models for a border wall to separate the United States and Mexico.
Trump went to the border site Tuesday, just after landing in San Diego. It is his first visit as president to the state of California.
The president spoke to reporters and others gathered at the site. He said a new wall would help stop ''99 percent'' of illegal immigration or, in his words, ''maybe more than that.''
There are eight border wall designs. Trump said he favored a fully concrete wall because it was the hardest to climb. However, he also noted part of the wall should be transparent.
Trump said he noticed the repaired holes in some parts of the existing fence at the border. He described the existing wall as "lousy" but noted it stopped as much as 95 percent of attempted illegal entry.
Activists for and against the president's plan demonstrated near the site. The Trump administration is currently battling with California about its refusal to help federal agents detain undocumented immigrants in the United States.
The president said Tuesday that the state's sanctuary policies ''put the entire nation at risk.'' Last week, the U.S. Justice Department took legal action against California over three state immigration laws.
Trump said the laws were the best friend of the criminal. ''The criminals take refuge in these sanctuary cities and it's very dangerous for our police and enforcement folks,'' he said.
While in California, Trump is also expected to speak to Marines in San Diego. He will also attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles, where he will stay overnight.
Demonstrations were held at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, the nation's busiest border crossing, where protesters chanted, ''No ban! No wall!'' Protests were also held on the Mexican side, in Tijuana.
At San Ysidro, 21-year-old Jose Gonzalez expressed his displeasure with Trump's policy.
''I don't think it's really fair how he has the choice to separate us,'' he said. Gonzalez holds Mexican and U.S. citizenship. He crosses the border from Mexico daily to work at a San Diego restaurant.
However, 48-year-old Army veteran Mark Prieto criticized the protesters.
''People are so narrow-minded,'' the Riverside firefighter said as the crowd chanted. ''Finally we have someone who is putting America first.''
His wife, Corina Prieto, a nurse who has extended family in Mexico, agreed. Both voted for Trump.
''I think he is doing a lot of good, like protecting our Border Patrol,'' she said.
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美国总统唐纳德·特朗普（Donald Trump）视察了几座美国和墨西哥边境隔离墙的“样板墙” 。
周二，特朗普飞抵圣地亚哥后前往边境地区视察 。这是特朗普首次以总统身份访问加州 。
特朗普在视察地区向记者等现场人员发表了讲话 。他表示，新边境墙能够帮助阻挡“99%”的非法移民 。用特朗普的话来说，“可能远不止99% 。”
目前，有8种边境墙的设计方案 。特朗普表示，他更倾向于全水泥的边境墙，因为这种墙体的攀爬难度最高 。不过，他还指出，部分墙体应该为镂空设计 。
特朗普表示，他注意到边境墙现有的部分栅栏已经修补过 。但是特朗普表示，虽然现有的边境墙很“差劲”，但他也强调还是能够阻挡95%的非法入境者 。
支持以及反对特朗普边境墙计划的活动家纷纷到边境点示威 。如今，特朗普政府与加州政府就移民事宜僵持不下，因为后者拒绝帮助联邦特工拘留未在美国登记的移民 。
周二，特朗普表示，加州政府的庇护性政策“让整个国家陷入了危险 。”上周，美国司法部因该州的三项移民法条款对其提起诉讼 。
特朗普表示，这些新条款是滋生犯罪分子的温床 。特朗普称，“很多犯罪分子都会在庇护城市里寻求避难，这对警方和执法人员来说是非常危险的” 。
此次加州之行，特朗普还将对圣地亚哥的海军士兵发表讲话 。此外，特朗普还将出席洛杉矶的一项筹款活动，并在那里过夜 。
作为美国最繁忙的边境口岸，圣地亚哥的圣伊西德罗港口发生了多起示威活动 。示威者高呼着，“不要移民禁令！不要边境墙！”墨西哥边境的提华纳也举行了抗议活动 。
在圣伊西德罗，21岁的约瑟·冈萨雷斯（Jose Gonzalez）表达了对特朗普政策的不满 。
他说，“我觉得特朗普私自筑墙很不公平” 。冈萨雷斯持有墨西哥和加拿大的双重国籍 。他每天得从墨西哥穿过边境线前往圣地亚哥的一家餐厅上班 。
不过，48岁的退伍老兵马克·普列托（Mark Prieto）却谴责了示威者 。
他的妻子科丽娜·普列托（Corina Prieto）是一名护士，虽然墨西哥那边还有她的亲人，但她也认可丈夫的观点 。他们二人都支持特朗普 。