Brother of slain Fijian born policeman backs Trump's push for a wall
January 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Reggie Singh, the brother of Fijian born policeman Ronil Singh who died in California says he supports US president Donald Trump’s efforts on border security.
He says this will ensure that others do not experience what his family has been going through since the incident.
33-year-old Corporal Ronil Singh, of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop on December 26 allegedly by an illegal immigrant.
During a visit to the southern border state Texas last week to push for his controversial US-Mexico border wall plan, Trump attended a border patrol roundtable, where Reggie Singh was seated next to the president.
According to overseas media in the past couple of days Trump has made it a point to mention the killing of Singh by an illegal immigrant to build a strong case in favour of stronger border security to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants.
Trump has also spoken with the family members and law enforcement colleagues of Singh, who joined the force in July 2011.
Reggie Singh while supporting the President’s proposal says whatever it takes to minimize the entry of illegal immigrants his family fully supports it.
Trump has asked for USD 5.6 billion from the Congress to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border, which he says is crucial to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and smuggling of drugs into the country.
The Democrats argue that constructing a wall is not the best use of taxpayers’ money.
The sharp differences between the Trump administration and the opposition Democrats over border security has resulted in a partial government shutdown.