Trump’s immigration war with California has reached a fever pitch – By Alene Tchekmedyian and Shelby Grad – Donald Trump and California have long been at odds on the issue of illegal immigration. The president wants to deport those who are here illegally, while many Californians and their leaders want to protect them. But in the last month, this battle has reached a fever pitch. Trump has said California police are soft on street gangs and suggested pulling federal immigration agents out of the state.