Illegal immigrants murderous spree shows California needs to scrap the “sanctuary” law, GOP lawmaker says

The Deputy Jim Patterson
(Caifornia State Assembly website)

The California state MPs calling for a change to a “state of sanctuary” law that prohibits local law enforcement from working with Federal immigration officials to police officers, said a twice-deported man living in the United States illegally went on a all-day crime spree, a murder.

The honourable member Jim Patterson, R-Ash, believes that Senate Act Bill 54 — known as the California values-need to allow the fixing to to recognize the local law enforcement authorities reported that detainer requests from Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, FOX 26 in Fresno.

“If those who say, [Bill] 54 the apartment makes up for that, aren’t you really tell it like it is,” Patterson, a former mayor of Fresno, said the station. “It is a conflict, it is confusing and it basically says you can ‘talk’ to T to ICE on those offenses.”



Patterson’s comments come after Gustavo Garcia, 36, of Visalia, allegedly went on a full-day “reign of terror” on Monday before dying in a police chase.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Garcia was handed over in police custody days before the rampage and dignity to the ICE agent, if not for California’s sanctuary law.


“We are very frustrated about the fact that the way the laws are set up currently, that the prosecution are bound authorities of the hands,” Boudreaux said on Wednesday.

Authorities said Garcia’s crime spree included robbing a store, shooting several people, including the killing of a person, and firing at buildings, prior to the crash, a truck he had stolen.


Senate Bill 54 was enacted in September last year by state Democrats on a party-line vote. It was written on the premise that undocumented immigrants would feel safer, to go to the police, to crime and aid in investigations, if you are not afraid of the risk of detention.


Patterson wants to rewrite the bill language, with the help of the Democrats, who control the legislature.

“This could be fixed, but it needs to be, and I do not know whether the ruling party,” he said. “What has the bill language, it simply closes the communications gap, so that the Sheriff can ask the ICE are the types of questions that must be answered.”


Although some law enforcement officials do not favor the cooperation with ICE, some of them are on Board.

Alex Villanueva, head of the country’s largest sheriff’s department in Los Angeles County, said County officials on Tuesday eliminated that the presence of officials of the immigration authority prisons from the County, and plans to limit the crime to cooperate with the prison authorities, with ICE cream.

“We are going to physically remove ICE from the county jails,” Villanueva of the county Board of Supervisors said.

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