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Latino Activist Alfonso Aguilar on Trump's Side on Sanctuary Cities

(MSNBC/"Morning Joe")

By    |   Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 08:19 AM

Latino activist Alfonso Aguilar said Thursday he's returned to backing President Donald Trump because he thinks he's making the "right balance" when it comes to the issues surrounding undocumented immigrants, and he agrees with the president's stance on sanctuary cities.

"He is making the right balance in strengthening border security and finding a way to bring people out of the shadows that is consistent with conservative principles and rule of law," Aguilar, the the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles in Washington D.C., told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. 

In September, Aguilar, who had been one of Trump's key Latino supporters, publicly announced he was backing away because the then-GOP nominee had not moved more to the center with his stance on immigration.

On Thursday, however, Aguilar said he's always supported dealing with the issue of sanctuary cities, Trump has been "very clear he wants to deal with those who have no criminal records" and that he "wants to find a solution from those who benefited from DACA and came here illegally when they were minors.

"He said after building the wall and removing criminal elements he wants to make a determination about those he called fair people."

Further, Aguilar said that Trump's call to defund sanctuary cities is a good call from Trump.

"We have to be clear what he means by sanctuary cities," Aguilar said. "He doesn't mean that he wants to empower or he wants state and local police to go after undocumented immigrants, for good people who have no criminal record."

Instead, Trump wants cities to refer undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records to federal authorities, said Aguilar, pointing the the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco.

"San Francisco police were asked to turn over that individual and they refused," said Aguilar of Steinle's killer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a repeat felon who had been deported five times. However, when he was arrested shortly before Steinle's death, city authorities would not turn him over, under the city's sanctuary laws, and he was released.

"I don't know who in this country would be against that," Aguilar said Thursday. "He doesn't want to go after good people and I think last night in the interview, he made it very clear he wants to focus on those who are criminals who frankly have a bad reputation."

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