After Officer’s Murder; California YELLOW VEST activists WANT Trump to END Sanctuary cities
Originally posted @ Magavoter
A group that calls themselves “New California” wore yellow vests and urged President Donald Trump to end the state’s sanctuary policy.
The move comes after Officer Ronil Singh was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien the day after Christmas.
The revolt against California sanctuary cities is growing.
Back in March, City Lab reported that the small city of Los Alamitos was the first to announce that they would put their commitment to federal law over state regulations, drafting an ordinance that would let them opt out of state-level sanctuary laws. Emboldened, other cities in Orange and San Diego Counties are drafting exemption ordinances of their own. They’re the conservative mirror to the wave of liberal sanctuary citieslike West Palm Beach, Fla., and Dallas County, Tex., that have pushed back against their conservative home state’s strict immigration enforcement.
Los Alamitos mayor Troy Edgar explained the reasoning behind the city’s vote: “The way sanctuary laws pass is that they conflict with the U.S. constitution, and specifically with our oaths of office to uphold and support the constitution,” he said.
Funeral services for Officer Singh were held on Saturday.
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NEWMAN, Calif.—On the first day of 2019, a group of New California movement activists wore yellow vests and joined together to urge President Donald Trump to take proper actions to end the state’s sanctuary policy.
The gathering was held in the wake of Newman city police officer Ronil Singh‘s death, who was shot by an illegal immigrant the day after Christmas during a traffic stop.
The New California movement is a statewide grassroots effort to break most of California’s rural areas away from the current state, and to form a new state. So far representatives of 47 out of the total 58 counties in California have joined this movement, as well as fractions of five other counties.
The activists of the movement have been wearing yellow vests since last December “in solidarity with French citizens” against socialism and globalism.
“Mass lawlessness is now the order of the day,” reads Grievance 49 issued by the New California movement at the Newman event, addressing Singh’s death.
The New California movement has been filing weekly grievances to establish how California citizens’ rights have been taken away by the current state government, following the same constitutional process under which West Virginia separated from Virginia in 1861.
“I really believe that SB 54 sanctuary state status has been one of the reasons why we have lost so many of our own American citizens,” said Paul Preston, the founder of the movement.
SB 54, which was signed into the state law by Governor Brown in October 2017, limits cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities.
Many residents living in Newman City believe that SB 54 was responsible for Singh’s death.
Based on the information from Stanislaus Sheriff Department, Perez Arriaga, the shooter who fired shots that killed Singh, illegally crossed the border into Arizona a few years ago, and has worked as a farm laborer in the Stanislaus County area.
Arriaga has two prior DUI arrests and ties to the Sureño Street Gang.
“This [the death of Singh] is probably something that could be prevented, had not we had sanctuary state. The suspected person in this case was arrested prior. If they were able to provide Homeland Security and ICE with that information, he may have been deported, and we might not be standing here today,” said Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson at Singh’s funeral service on Jan. 4.
“Illegal immigrants are dangerous,” said Pritpal Sinhm Gosain, who is a Sikh immigrant and resident of the nearby city Patterson. Gosain came to join the yellow vests gathering because he shares a similar cultural background with officer Singh.
“We are here to honor our officer Cpl. Singh, who was murdered by an illegal immigrant,” said Paul Taylor, one of the top leaders of the New California movement. Taylor said that he joined a protest against SB 54 last March.
Taylor said SB 54 allows illegal immigrants coming to the United States to cause harm, while not having a way to vet them. SB 54 has made the United States lose its sovereignty.