Opponents and proponents of border wall holding rallies around San Diego

President Trump addressed tropps stationed at MCAS Miramar Tuesday following his tour of border wall prototypes in San Diego County

President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego.

Trump is scheduled to fly into Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County at 11:30 a.m., then head to Otay Mesa to view the 30-foot-tall border wall prototypes that have been erected there.

Trump skewered California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, saying he'd done "a awful job" of running a state where the taxes were "way out of whack" and criminals were allowed to roam free in sanctuary cities.

Mr Trump also slammed Mr Brown for high state taxes, saying Mr Brown "has done a very poor job running California".

Said Trump: "If you didn't have walls over here you wouldn't even have a country".

"I'll take you to East L.A. and Boyle Heights", he said. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department took legal action against California over three state immigration laws. "Save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by reducing crime, drug flow, welfare fraud, and burdens on schools and hospitals", the president said.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer - who is not expected to meet with Trump during his visit - did not support a 2017 city resolution formally opposing the border, but he also did not veto it. "And California remains the 6th largest economy in the world and the most prosperous state in America".

President Donald Trump has landed in California at last.

Trump has long said he wanted to visit the models himself so he can pick a victor, although the Department of Homeland Security says elements of each design are expected to be used. Trump said he favored a fully concrete wall because it was the hardest to climb.

"California's sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk".

The president's speech went on to touch on human trafficking, calling it "the worst that it's ever been", and "sanctuary city" policies.

He will likely spend the night at an as-yet unidentified hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where several streets have been closed off in preparation.

"They shield criminals. You can't do that", he said. Trump lost the state by a wide margin in the 2016 presidential election and remains deeply unpopular there.

His visit also sparked mass protests across San Diego, which has a huge Latin American community.

At the protest, passersby such as José Gonzalez, 21, stopped to snap a photo of people holding signs, including one that read: "Wall off Putin!" Thousands of unsafe & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies, set free to prey on innocent Americans.

Demonstrators said they planned to line up and greet people walking into the United States at the San Ysidro crossing to show Americans welcome immigrants. "This is a political stunt", Brown said.

"It's not good", said Mauricio Villegas, 37, glancing toward the fence and prototype walls as he passed through on his way to a job at a veterinary office.

Trump has long said he wanted to visit the models himself so he can pick a victor, though the Department of Homeland Security says elements of each design are expected to be used.

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