On Wednesday, Ms. Nielsen said little when called upon for her turn to speak, other than to thank Mr. Trump for his leadership on the issue.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters during the daily on-camera briefing Monday that illegal immigration continues to be a frustration for the President and the administration.
In March, Sessions announced a lawsuit against the state's "sanctuary" policies, which limit local law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Now the Trump administration is concerned that decision could signal trouble in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities.
Early on in the meeting, he also suggested to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was sitting nearby, that he "look into obstruction of justice" charges against Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. California has passed legislation prohibiting law enforcement officers from using funds and personnel to investigate and detain people who they suspect may be undocumented immigrants, which includes asking questions about immigration status. "And that was a bad thing".
He also said three of the people ICE could not locate the day of the raid have since reoffended, with one of them arrested for robbery and multiple weapons violations.
The administration's efforts to crack down on places that don't comply with immigration authorities have taken several forms.
In March, Trump said he stood in "solidarity" with those pushing back against the state's sanctuary policies claiming the laws "release known unsafe criminals into communities across the state". "Just a few weeks later, he was arrested again, this time for murder".
Kevin de Leon, the author of the sanctuary state law who is challenging Sen.
"The fact that we have this unsecured border is putting all of us at risk because we know that terrorists are coming in", San Juan Capistrano City Councilwoman Pam Patterson said.
De Leon accused Trump of hosting the California officials, most of whom are Republicans, because "he's terrified Republicans will lose control of Congress".
"[Trump] is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA", he tweeted. "Not at the height of our historic diversity, economic output, and sense of global responsibility". "California is in defiance of federal law and this meeting today will highlight that".
"My constituents-and those are Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike-they don't want to see another Kate Steinle-that's what I hear every single week", said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez. Homan savaged the practice of releasing unsafe criminal illegal aliens back into American communities.
"You talk about obstruction of justice", said the president, who is himself the subject of a special counsel's investigation into whether he sought to thwart a federal examination of Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections.