Trump has asked for USD 5.6 billion from the Congress to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border, which he said is crucial to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
WASHINGTON: Reggie Singh, the brother of Indian-origin policeman Ronil “Ron” Singh killed in California and described a national hero by Donald Trump, has said he supported the US president’s efforts on border security so that others do not experience what his family has been going through since the incident.
Corporal Ronil Singh, 33, 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 on Thursday to push for his controversial US-Mexico border wall plan, Trump attended a border patrol roundtable at McAllen, where Reggie Singh was seated next to the president.
There the US president said, “I watched a family right around Christmas time… suffer and I’d like to ask Reggie, maybe you could say a few words about your incredible brother, the job he was doing. He was so beloved by the people of the department and beyond the department.”
To this, Reggie Singh told the president, “The way he (Ronil Singh) was killed, what my family is going through right now, I do not want any other family, law enforcement person to go through that.” “Whatever it takes to minimize… put a stop to it, my family fully supports it,” Reggie Singh said.
In the last few days, Trump has made it a point to mention the killing of Ronil Singh by an illegal immigrant to build a strong case in favour of a stronger border security to prevent entry of illegal immigrants.