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Trump gets mixed welcome in visit to California-Mexico border

Gregg Donovan, left, a supporter of President Donald Trump holds a sign during a Demonstration against the visit of President Donald Trump, 13. March 2018.

(Associated Press)

A mix of protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump welcomed on Tuesday at his first visit to the California-Mexico border since taking office.

There, he inspected the prototypes for his promised “big, beautiful, border wall.”

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Hundreds of people on both sides of the border took part in rallies – cheers, Boos, and waving Mexican and American flags, the police, ranks acted as barriers, while trump’s motorcade, the road raced down.

U.S. army veteran and Trump voters Mark Prieto, 48, shook his head, as he walked past protesters.

“People are so narrow-minded,” the fireman AP said. “Finally we have someone who is putting America first.”

“People are so narrow-minded. Finally, we have someone who is putting America first.”

– Mark Prieto, army veteran and firefighter, supports President Trump

In spite of the trump-management is close to a constant struggle with California state officials, and the recent Department of Justice brought against the state over its immigration policy, the visit of the President, for the most part, peaceful.

A heavy law enforcement presence helped. Police officers secured the area where the Trump separate examined eight 30-foot-wide prototypes that were built last year, with authorities, the use of semi-trailers, the structures and the Mexican border, an additional layer of protection.

A family with two children, was arrested Monday, after they were seen climbing a border fence on the site.

About 10 miles to the West of the prototypes in San Ysidro, the nation’s busiest border crossing, demonstrators chanted “No ban! No Wall!”, while drivers honked to show their support.

“I don’t think it is really fair, as he has a choice, to separate us,” Jose Gonzalez, 21, a dual-citizen, lives in Tijuana and crosses daily to work in San Diego told the Associated Press.

Trump spoke with officials of the immigration authority, and with Marines at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, before you get to Beverly Hills for a fundraiser, where he was again rewarded by a combination of activists of the warring about the President in a park.

A group of pro-immigration demonstrators chanted “Say it now, clearly, immigrants are welcome here.”

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer criticized Trump’s brief visit, the President said to not get to see all the city has to offer.

Last year, the San Diego City Council a resolution opposing trump adopted, the proposal for the wall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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