Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson wants you to know a basic fact about California’s sanctuary state policies (see Black Voters in Santa Clarita BLAST California’s “Sanctuary State” Policy and Legal Immigrant Fights Against California’s Sanctuary State Law: ‘We Did it the Right Way!’). If not for those policies, officer Ronil Singh would still be alive right now. Maybe you already suspected. Now we know.
“We were prohibited — law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with officer Singh,” Christianson said at Friday’s news conference. “The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited, or had their hands tied because of political interference.
In the biz, we call this the nail in the coffin. Sadly, the metaphor applied to the innocent Ronil Singh, where it should’ve applied to the Sheriff’s point.
“We’re not here to enforce federal immigration law — that’s not our job,” Christianson said at the news conference. “But law enforcement should be able to turn people over to ICE who are gang members who victimize and exploit others.”
Gee, you think? But guess who’s to blame for this.
The policy, pushed by Democrats and signed in 2017 as SB54, prohibits local law enforcement from notifying or sharing detained immigrants’ information with federal immigration agents, when they are not accused of serious criminal charges.
Lemme break this down real simple like, since we’re heading into what will be a contentious political season with Democrats vying for the presidential nomination: one side is the party of illegal criminals. The other side is the party of our first responders. It’s really as simple as that.
Democrats want illegal immigrants in this country, to sure up their voting base. Republicans don’t, but often fail to do shit about it because of politics.
Just don’t expect any California politician to change the law in the wake of this officer being slain. Most of them haven’t even publicly acknowledged Ronil Singh’s name. Let that sink in.