Did You Know
By Ginny Rapini – State of Jefferson Citizen Volunteer
Did you know?
Does it surprise anyone to hear that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday of last week, that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.
Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. However, Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases.
There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster. Several officials suspected this week that Mexican cartels may have been behind the California fires after several pot farms were burned to the ground.
Why isn’t Jerry Brown and all his minions outraged at this? Instead, they voice their outrage at US. We are the “freeloaders”. We are the ones who need to be feared because we believe that people who enter our country should do so legally. We are called hate mongers. We are called bigots. We are maligned and mistreated when we express our opinion.
Why is it wrong to want laws enforced regarding illegal immigration? It’s not. We can’t afford to allow people like this to come to our country, our state, and destroy it. Lives were lost. Homes and businesses are gone. Families are left destitute. Why? Because our leaders refuse to apply the law and now we citizens are paying a huge price for their negligence of their oath of office.
What’s the solution? Electing new people? That doesn’t work well here in California. Even if it did, to replace all the corrupt legislators we have would take more elections cycles than I care to mention and wouldn’t happen in most of our lifetime.
The State of Jefferson solution is clear and doable. We will separate from California and form the 51st state. We can do it. We will do it. We must do it. Notice, it’s “we”. It will take all of you reading this. It will take all those who you talk to and who find their hope for liberty in this effort. Yes, it takes each one of us giving of our time, treasure and sacred honor. No more, but no less than our founders gave us to form this great nation.