President Donald Trump on Monday pressed Democrats to support GOP efforts to "fix the world's worst immigration rules" and blasted German and European border security.
"The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition," Trump tweeted Monday. "Crime in Germany is way up."
Last month, the German Interior Ministry actually announced that the total number of crimes committed in the country in 2017 had fallen 5.1 percent from the previous year. The number of crimes deemed politically motivated fell 4.9 percent.
Trump blasted the "big mistake" made across Europe by accepting millions of immigrants "who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!"
"We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" Trump said.
Republicans in Congress were tentatively planning to offer two bills this week, one that would sharply curtail legal immigration and a compromise measure, as yet not revealed, that could draw criticism from conservatives. President Trump on Monday tweeted a challenge to Democrats, saying they should back GOP immigration bills aimed at fixing "the world's worst immigration laws.
"Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?" he added.
At a space event later, Trump discussed immigration and again blamed Democrats for failing to sign on to Republican immigration proposals.
"The United States will not be a migrant camp or a refugee holding camp," he said.
He said the child separations are a function of current law, adding that "we're stuck with these horrible laws ... We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world."
Contributing: David Jackson
We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month's huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a deadly wildfire in the far northern part of the state.
A downtown San Diego high-rise condo complex was evacuated early Sunday morning due to a water pipe bursting.
The showdown begins Monday between the Trump administration and a handful of states opposed to relaxing fuel economy standards .
A 37-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a vehicle, seriously injured, and the driver sped off, officials said Sunday.
An armed man robbed an eatery in Rancho Bernardo, pistol whipped an employee there, but was unable to keep the money he had taken when he ran into a pillar during his escape, dropping the money but not his gun, a police officer said Sunday.
A 64-year-old man collapsed and died on a hiking trail in the Cleveland National Forest near Alpine, the county Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
Cooler Sunday into Monday as a trough transits across the West Coast. Temperatures warm again through mid-week.
San Diegans and tourists alike headed to the coast to take in all that the first day of fall has to offer.