San Diego County: No, We Did Not Ask Trump for a Border Wall

Contrary to recent statements made by President Donald Trump, San Diego County has not made any requests regarding the building of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

While the county did join a federal lawsuit targeting California’s sanctuary state law, SB 54, the county “has taken no action with regard to the wall," County spokesman Michael Workman recently told KPBS. Workman made the clarification after Trump told White House reporters that San Diego had “asked us to go forward with their section of the wall in California.”

There has been no request from the City of San Diego either.

A White House official who spoke with KPBS has said the president may have been referring to conversations he had with some San Diego residents.


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