An organization founded by parents whose children were killed by
illegal immigrants filed a ballot initiative in California this
week seeking to impose criminal penalties on law enforcement and
government officials who don't comply with federal immigration
Fight Sanctuary State, led in part by "angel parents," is
looking to repeal Senate Bill 54, which limits cooperation
between local authorities and Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) officials.
"Thousands of Americans are being killed at the hands of
criminal illegal aliens and [California Gov. Jerry Brown] is
protecting them," said spokesperson Agnes Gibboney.
"As a legal immigrant, I would expect my government to protect
us American citizens," she added.
Gibboney's son was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2002.
"Let's be honest. There's a lot of politics in this on all
sides," Brown said Tuesday after being pressed on the issue by
Fox News' Griff Jenkins.
Brown then accused Fox News of "exploiting" the issue of illegal
immigrants committing crimes.
"With all due respect, I want to protect people," he said,
muttering "Fox nonsense" as he walked away.
A new Department of Homeland Security report revealed at least
140 suspected gang members were released due to lack of
participation between ICE and local immigration authorities.
The report also said that two-thirds of the total releases were
in California, a state with a heavily debated sanctuary law.