FIGHT SANCTUARY STATE FILES STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURE TO REPEAL SANCTUARY STATE POLICIES

Don Rosenberg, father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant, has formally filed the “Children, Family, and Community Protection Act” ballot initiative with the State of California today.

The initiative would delete sections of the California Government Code related to two bills passed in 2017, the deceptively-named California Values Act (SB 54) and the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450). It would require law enforcement officers to cooperate with federal immigration officers, impose criminal penalties on law enforcement officers and government officials who don’t, and eliminate driver’s licenses for illegal aliens.

In his filing, Rosenberg observed the people of California have suffered and are suffering as a result of the lack of leadership from our elected officials – most notably Jerry Brown and Kevin De Leon. “We’re fed up with California’s elected officials playing politics with our lives and prioritizing criminals over citizens and legal immigrants.”

The initiative can be viewed here.

[VIDEO] “Angel Parent” Don Rosenberg Announces Our Initiative on Fox & Friends

Fight Sanctuary State Co-Founder Don Rosenberg announced our ballot initiative on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning. Watch the interview below, and read our entire press release here.

Fight Sanctuary State Announces California Ballot Initiative to Repeal Sanctuary Laws

Fight Sanctuary State co-founder Don Rosenberg announced the group’s proposed ballot initiative on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning.

Many Californians are justifiably outraged by Sanctuary State laws and have focused on repealing SB 54 and AB 450. Our proposed initiative would accomplish this. But simply repealing those two laws will not fully address the scope of the problems Californians face as a result of mass, unchecked illegal immigration. Long before SB 54, “sanctuary” jurisdictions in California have obstructed federal immigration enforcement, and with each legislative session illegal aliens are given more privileges by state lawmakers. These laws and policies must also be rolled back – and prohibited in the future.

Without laws on the books tying their hands – and criminalizing their obstructive behavior – politicians like Kevin de Leon, Jerry Brown, and Libby Schaaf will continue to prioritize illegal alien criminals and penalize law-abiding citizens and legal residents.

Schaaf, de Leon, and Brown claim SB 54 is needed to protect otherwise law-abiding illegal aliens who are victims of crime from being deported should they report a crime or serve as a witness. They claim that “dangerous” criminals will still be turned over to ICE, and that sanctuary cities are safe cities. Each one of those claims is a flat-out lie, and they know it.

Here are the facts Schaaf, de Leon, and Brown are hiding.

FACT: SB 54 does not contain any provision protecting otherwise “law-abiding” illegal aliens. SB 54 orders state and local law enforcement authorities to halt any cooperation with ICE or the Border Patrol – even simply sharing inmate release dates. SB 54 actually harms otherwise “law-abiding” illegal aliens by forcing ICE agents to apprehend criminal illegal aliens in the community instead of at a secure location like a jail.

FACT: As of January 1, 2018 thousands of “dangerous” criminals have been released to the streets instead of being turned over to ICE. Perhaps Schaaf, de Leon and Brown have a different definition of “dangerous” than we do, but we believe most Californians want drug dealers, drunk drivers, and sex offenders turned over to ICE and not set free. In Orange County alone, more than 240 criminals have been released back into the community instead of being sent to ICE.

FACT: The California cities which have embraced sanctuary policies for decades have the highest crime rates and highest rates of homelessness in the state. Immigrant neighborhoods in those cities are not any safer, in part because those are the neighborhoods to which illegal alien criminals return when they are released from county jails.

FACT: Because of Sanctuary State laws, innocent, law-abiding citizens and legal residents of California are being killed, raped, assaulted, and burglarized by illegal alien criminals who would not have been in a position to harm them otherwise. In February 2018, six-year-old Grace Aguilar was killed by a drunk driver who had previously been convicted of DUI – and who had been deported twice. He was not detained for ICE after his 2015 DUI conviction. In January, an illegal alien who had obtained a driver’s license and was driving for Uber was arrested for raping four college students.

Despite the facts, these politicians continue to lie to the people of California and smile as they go out of their way to subvert the work of federal immigration officers. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is more motivated to attack AG Sessions, President Trump, and California employers than to rid the state of illegal alien felons.

For some reason our state’s leaders are hellbent on protecting illegal alien criminals instead of performing their sworn duties.

We’ve had enough.

Our ballot initiative, if passed, will:

  • Delete CA Government Code Sections 7284 through 7284.12, 7285, 7285.1, 7285.2, and Labor Code Sections 90.2 and 1019.2 (SB 54 and AB 450),
  • Require that state and local law enforcement notify federal immigration authorities when they have an illegal alien in custody,
  • Require that state and local law enforcement agencies fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities and honor detainer requests,
  • Impose criminal penalties and fines on government officials, government employees, and government agencies who obstruct federal immigration enforcement,
  • Prohibit the DMV from issuing new drivers licenses to illegal aliens, and make any drivers licenses currently held by illegal aliens non-renewable,
  • Require that voters provide documentation proving United States citizenship when registering to vote or before voting the first time, and
  • Require that county election boards retain such documentation for four years.

Fight Sanctuary State co-founder Agnes Gibboney remarked, “My son, Ronald, was murdered by a previously-deported illegal alien who is a gang member. His murderer is scheduled to be released sometime in 2020. Because of the Sanctuary State laws, I’ve been told that I will need an order from a federal judge for ICE to pick him up at the end of his sentence. Otherwise, he will be released to the streets. It’s time that these dangerous laws are done away with and that Californians are protected, not illegal aliens.”

Don Rosenberg, a Fight Sanctuary State co-founder whose son Drew was killed by an illegal alien criminal, said, “Most Californians would be horrified to realize the full impact of illegal alien crime in our state. Sanctuary policies kill our children and kill our dreams. I’ve been advocating for changes to our laws since my son’s death, and California’s leaders still don’t get it. Since they won’t take steps to put Californians first, the voters will do it for them.”

Sen. Warren, Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry For My Son’s Death

In February one of our founders, Don Rosenberg, was in Washington D.C. with a group of “angel parents,” parents who have lost a child to illegal alien crime.

After a chance meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in which he told her about his Dreamer, Drew, he wanted to follow up with a more detailed explanation of the comment that provoked an angry, offended response from her.

Since we’re not sure the letter will get through to the Senator, we’re publishing it here as well.


March 18, 2018

Dear Sen. Warren,

You don’t know me, but I’m sure you remember me.

We “met” on February 7, 2018 in the corridor between the Dirksen and Hart office buildings.

We passed each other but when I called your name you stopped and approached me. I was holding a photo of my son, Drew, and said to you, “This is my Dreamer, my son Drew.” You smiled. He was a law student in San Francisco, I said, who was killed by an illegal alien in 2010. When I told you of his death you politely said how sorry you were for my loss.  I said, “No, you aren’t.” You angrily replied that I couldn’t judge what was in your heart. I said, “I’m not judging what’s in your heart; I’m judging you by your actions.”

I want to explain more about why I said that to you.

I’ve been involved in the illegal immigration issue almost every day for the past six years. I have a pretty good idea about how every politician stands on this issue. You and every other Democrat (of which I was one for 50 years) have ignored people like myself who have suffered the ultimate tragedy of having a loved one killed by someone who doesn’t even have a right to be here.

Now we have Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warning convicted criminals of their potential arrest. Not a word from you or any Democrat. Well, not quite. Here’s what Nancy Pelosi said:

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record. This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe. Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.”

One of those “immigrants” (they’re not immigrants, they are illegal aliens) who had no criminal record (he did enter the country illegally) killed my son. Had he been deported when he was caught breaking the law (and although he was guilty the charges were dropped) that would have kept an American alive. That would have kept my son from being “ripped away” permanently from his “loved ones.”

Any admonishment from any Democrat for Pelosi’s comments? Where is your statement admonishing her? You, and every other Democrat are as much in denial about illegal alien criminality as the Republicans are about global climate change.

I wanted to make sure that I understood your position on the issue and researched any comments you may have made about controlling illegal immigration and deporting those who are here illegally. I wanted to see if I could find any utterance from you that we needed to secure our borders and at the very least deport those who committed additional crimes after coming here illegally. If you ever said anything remotely connected to that sentiment I couldn’t find it.

However, what I did find among numerous pro-amnesty clips were two that sum it all up.

The first was a tweet.

Really! Enforcing the law and deporting those here illegally who have then committed additional crimes is “dumb and dangerous but returning criminals – almost all of whom are repeat offenders – is “smart and safe”?

At the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2017, you said:

“Dreamers, who are as American as you and me, were promised a chance. They were promised a chance to work, a chance to live without being in fear of being ripped away from family and friends and the home that most of them have known. The chance to build a future.”

There’s not one thought in that statement that is true. They are certainly not as American as you or me. They were promised a temporary chance to work, a temporary chance to live without fear of being “ripped” away from family and friends and a temporary chance to build a future. They got that. Whether that temporary promise should be made permanent is another subject that shouldn’t be dealt with until at the very least those who have committed additional crimes are no longer protected by public servants hiding behind the absurd comment that releasing criminals back into society enhances public safety.

Tens of millions of American citizens and legal residents have been negatively financially impacted by illegal immigration (Dreamers have cost US citizens over 450 billion just to educate them in K-12). Tens of millions have been negatively impacted by criminal alien crime. In, 2016 alone there were over 200,000 illegal aliens in state jails and prisons and another 40,000 in federal prisons. The 52,000 illegal aliens in California jails and prisons were convicted of approximately 400,000 crimes.  Since the last amnesty somewhere over 50,000 Americans have suffered the ultimate, losing their lives to people who have no right to be here and been permanently ripped from their families and friends and have NO future.

They were promised Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and instead they were ignored by you and your predecessors who sold them out for a vote and a buck.

Two board members of our advocacy group, Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), Maureen Maloney and Maureen Laquerre, are citizens of Massachusetts. Ms. Maloney’s son was killed by an illegal alien as was Ms. Laquerre’s brother. They’ve tried to meet with you to no avail. Have you ever thought about reaching out to them?

I’m sure you don’t want to hear this, but you are an American Senator. Your first responsibility is to the health, safety and welfare of American citizens. Americans are killed and harmed every day by illegal aliens. You were so ready and did shut down the government for people here illegally. You and your fellow Democrats won’t even acknowledge the crimes committed by illegal aliens against Americans, immigrants and yes, even those here illegally.  Fourteen children and three adults were just gunned down in Parkland, Florida. Why no promise to shut down the government to protect American school children?

Whether DACA recipients should be given a “pathway to citizenship,” legal status or deported should be the last issue taken up in the illegal immigration debate. This Congress and the President have a first responsibility to the American people. As the Democratic Party and some in the Republican Party don’t seem to understand is that any provision that will allow some number of DACA recipients to remain in the United States permanently must wait. If they get deported so be it. I’m sure my son would prefer being deported anywhere in the world versus where he now resides.

If you would like to have a more civil conversation I will come to you whenever and wherever you choose. I look forward to your response, but won’t hold my breath.

Sincerely,

Don Rosenberg

LISTEN: Don Rosenberg on McIntyre in the Morning, March 8

Don Rosenberg appeared on the McIntyre in the Morning radio show on Thursday, March 8 to discuss the federal lawsuit filed this week against California’s sanctuary state laws.

Don told Doug that the Democrat politicians in the state have “sold out law-abiding citizens and legal residents for votes….They just look at someone like my son as collateral damage.”

Doug replied that to the Democrat politicians, Drew’s story is just an “anecdote.” All of the Californians killed by illegal aliens are anecdotes. “How many people have to die before it becomes data?” Doug asked.

Don’s reply:

“It’s not how many; it’s who. It becomes more meaningful when it’s one of theirs. And, I don’t say this in a mean way, but unfortunately it hasn’t happened to one of them. And when it does, all of a sudden you’ll have a different tone by some of those people. They’re not willing to acknowledge publicly that anyone’s been seriously harmed.”

Don reiterated Fight Sanctuary State’s support of the federal lawsuit but cautioned that unless there is a mechanism put in place, like the proposed California constitutional amendment FSS will soon be filing, these rogue politicians will continue to prioritize illegal aliens over law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants.

Listen to the interview below.

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Don Rosenberg Speaks Out Against Sanctuary at Santa Clarita City Council

Fight Sanctuary State co-founder Don Rosenberg gave an emotional speech to the Santa Clarita City Council, urging them to vote to opt out of compliance with SB54. At the end of his remarks the audience gave him a standing ovation.

As a result of his remarks, Don was invited to appear on Fox & Friends to discuss Drew’s case and the ballot initiative he filed, the Children, Family & Community Protection Act.

HELP US get the Children, Family & Community Protection Act (which KILLS the Sanctuary State) on the ballot!

Gov. Faubus Would be Proud of Becerra’s Stand in “Sanctuary” California

Jennifer Van Laar   Jennifer Van Laar  Posted: Jan 25, 2018 12:01 AM

In California we’ve become accustomed to our “leaders” going out of their way to give things to illegal aliens, from college tuition to driver’s licenses and everything in between, but somehow thought they’d have to draw the line at breaking federal law. That illusion was shattered last week when the state’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, held a press conference threatening federal law enforcement agencies and employers with dire consequences if they attempted to uphold or comply with federal immigration law in the state.

If you haven’t been following the issue, California’s new “sanctuary state” laws essentially prohibit the use of any state funds, personnel, or buildings for immigration enforcement, and prohibit employers from sharing information about their employees’ immigration status or employment documents (such as on an I-9) with federal authorities without a court order. 

As I watched the press conference, I became enraged that my state government would prioritize the “rights” of illegal aliens over the safety of my family. I spoke to Fight Sanctuary State’s Don Rosenberg, who is leading an effort to repeal the new laws, to see what he thought about Becerra’s remarks. When we first spoke he didn’t have a lot to say, just that, “I’m trying to comprehend the incomprehensible.” He later sent me an email with his thoughts.

“It’s not often in my life that I have been at a loss for words, but after watching Becerra explain how EVERYONE must obey the new laws, I’m tongue tied. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because I don’t know what he said.

“What I heard Becerra say is that if you are a citizen of California you cannot abide by federal law as it concerns illegal aliens. You must follow California law. To hell with the Supremacy Clause. To hell with right and wrong. You have no rights, but those here illegally do.

“You must follow the law even if it means you are guilty of obstruction of justice. You must protect, aid and abet and harbor illegal aliens – because they have more rights than you do.

“Orval Faubus must be proud. Not because he would agree with who you are protecting, but because he would cherish your blatant disregard of federal law. His despicable attempt to ‘protect’ whites from blacks is no different than California’s outrageous attempt to protect illegal immigrant criminals from receiving the justice they so richly deserve – while claiming the purpose is greater public safety.”

Hearing Becerra, Kevin De Leon, and Jerry Brown say these laws somehow make Californians safer is a joke. They put everyone at risk, especially communities with large numbers of immigrants, since local jails are forced to release criminals they’re previously reported to ICE back into the community, and ICE is now forced to apprehend them in these neighborhoods instead of at a secure jail.

“He calls these illegal alien criminals ‘Californians.’ Mr. Becerra, let me remind you that people who illegally invade California are no more Californians than I would be a Becerra if I broke into your home and refused to leave. You’re not asking anyone to ‘respect their privacy.’ You’re asking people to protect illegal aliens from prosecution and deportation.

“How do you spell hypocrite? B-E-C-E-R-R-A. You threaten people, saying, ‘Ignorance of the law does not allow you to escape punishment,’ but show your ignorance by ignoring the fact that the people you want to protect are violating the law by entering the country illegally. You threaten businesses with $10,000 fines if they violate your ‘trumped’ up privacy law but ignore the fact that these businesses (maybe ignorantly) violated the law by hiring these people in the first place.”

Sanctuary city/state proponents always like to make a distinction between people who came here illegally and have been law-abiding since they arrived and those who continue to commit crimes. While I appreciate that a portion of illegal immigrants desire to simply make a better life for themselves, there is no such thing as a non-criminal illegal immigrant. They already broke the law by entering the country illegally. I have a number of friends whose parents immigrated legally from war-torn countries in Central and South America, requiring great sacrifice, and they are all vehemently opposed to people who did it illegally being rewarded for it.

“But if you are so concerned with everyone following the law, let me tell you where to start.

“My son and many others are dead because your predecessor, Kamala Harris, didn’t enforce the law. Neither did Gavin Newsom, George Gascon, or Jerry Brown. Hundreds continue to die every year at the hands of illegal aliens because the law is not enforced. As you said, ‘ignorance of the law does not allow you to escape punishment.’ When will we see you indicting these scofflaws for refusing to follow the law?

“With any luck we’ll see ICE come to California to protect law-abiding people from these illegal alien criminals then see a federal prosecutor charge you with multiple violations of 8-1324, to protect us from you.”

California has entered a bizarro world in which evil is rewarded and good punished; where criminals have rights and law-abiding people live in fear of asserting their rights. Whether through repeal, court action, or the federal government asserting its rights, change can’t come soon enough.

Original article here.