"Escondido has had a success story in coordinating with ICE and deporting illegal criminals from our community and I'm looking forward to sharing our success story and policies with the president and Washington," Abed said.
He points to impressive numbers in the interest of public safety. But since the sanctuary laws took effect, he's been upset with the result.
"We have deported over 2,000 illegal criminals from our community," he added. "They're going into our community, picking up not only criminals but also innocent people, separating families."
His message: Criminals benefit while innocents are hurt.
"They are less protected under the sanctuary state," Abed said.