Christianson's criticism of sanctuary laws echoes sentiments often leveled by President Trump, who has repeatedly clashed with California over the enforcement of immigration rules.
It was not immediately clear if Arriaga, who was transported in Singh's handcuffs from Bakersfield to Stanislaus County, had an attorney.
"Happy birthday", Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson replied. Ronil Singh in a downtown Newman plaza already glowing with Christmas lights.
Christianson says Perez Arriaga is from Mexico and was trying to cross back over the border before his arrest. According to authorities, the suspect is in the country illegally. He's expected to be charged with killing Cpl. If he had been deported, the sheriff said, Cpl.
"Why are we providing sanctuary for criminals, gang members?" We need to know who is in our communities that shouldn't be. Christianson said at the news conference.
Fox News reported late last week that authorities confirmed that Perez Arriaga, 33, was affiliated with the Surenos gang, a violent Mexican-American street gang that engages in "a number of crimes, including murder, extortion, narcotics trafficking, prostitution, human smuggling and robbery".
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California's sanctuary laws contain exemptions for serious criminals, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should receive notification of any arrest, as well as fingerprints if an individual is booked and fingerprinted.
"We can't ignore the fact that this could have been preventable", he said, adding that California Senate Bill 54 - which became law past year - prohibited his department "from sharing any information with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) about this criminal gang member".
This detail prompted President Donald Trump Thursday to weigh in on the manhunt.
Ahead of the congressional elections in November, a TV campaign ad endorsed by Trump focused on an undocumented Mexican immigrant convicted of killing two sheriff's deputies in California.
Bongino said on "Fox & Friends" that Singh - who legally immigrated to the US from Fiji - was "everything that's right about this country". Officials pleaded for help from the public and said they were following up on several leads.
Officers and relatives held back tears as they described Singh, a native of Fiji, as a man who loved his adopted country, his community and his work.