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San Joaquin Valley Sheriffs Blame ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws For December Murders

Two murders were allegedly committed by immigrants in the San Joaquin Valley last December, and some county sheriffs are blaming California’s “sanctuary state” law for the crimes. The day after Christmas in Stanislaus County, Newman City police officer Ronil Singh was shot and killed after pulling someone over who was suspected of drunken driving. The murder was followed by a manhunt to find the shooter. The suspect, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, was later arrested in Kern County. Arriaga was in the country illegally, and had two previous DUIs. Earlier, in mid-December, another immigrant named Gustavo Garcia was arrested in Tulare County for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had asked county sheriffs to continue detaining Garcia, but Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreax said that under SB 54, Tulare County couldn’t comply. Garcia was released, and soon after, commited robbery and murder, and lead deputies on a highway chase before dying in

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