Demonstrators Rally for a Border Wall and Against Sanctuary Laws in Huntington Beach

As reported by The Orange County Register

More than 100 demonstrators congregated to blast California’s controversial sanctuary law. Senate Bill-54, also known as the California Values Act, limits interaction between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.

“SB-54 ties the hands of law enforcement,”  Dana Point resident Crystal Jade, one of the organizers, said prior to the rally. She cited San Joaquin Valley police officer Ronil Singh – who was shot last month during a traffic stop – as a victim of the law. “Officer Singh would be alive today but was killed by an illegal,” she said.

“I don’t see any purpose behind SB-54 other than a blatant political move by Democrats to get the Hispanic vote,” said Long Beach resident James George, 62, a government contract worker.

The event happened to coincide with President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday, Jan. 25, that he would reopen the federal government after a three-week shutdown in a dispute with Democrats over funding of his promised border wall.

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