“Politics should never get in the way of keeping us safe,” Fareed said in ad

September 13, 2018

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – Today, Justin Fareed for Congress announced the release of the second ad in its multi-week campaign to educate constituents on how U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal’s votes have led to unlawful criminals slipping through the hands of law enforcement agencies and harming innocent U.S. citizens.

In July 2015, Air Force veteran and Santa Maria resident Marilyn Pharis was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in her own home by an unlawful criminal – before Salud Carbajal went to Washington.

Carbajal knew that Pharis’ killer had been arrested six times in the 15 months leading up to her murder, and he knew the killer had been the subject of an immigration detainer after being arrested for attempted sexual assault.

Despite this knowledge, Carbajal voted against Kate’s Law, which aimed to give law enforcement and federal prosecutors the tools to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Since then, multiple college-aged women in the district have been raped and their homes burglarized by a man who returned the country after being deported. These tragedies did not diminish Carbajal’s support for sanctuary laws, which prevent law enforcement from keeping these types of dangerous criminals off the streets.

In the newly-released ad, law enforcement officials tell their views on the murder of Pharis and describe how Carbajal’s prioritization of politics over public safety is putting his constituents at risk. 

“It’s a shame that the well-being of Central Coast families is not Salud Carbajal’s primary focus, and voters deserve to know the truth,” Fareed said. “As your representative, I will do everything I can to empower law enforcement agencies to do their jobs of keeping our communities safe.”

View the new ad, “Primary Focus” here. 

Justin Fareed is a candidate for California’s 24th Congressional District. He is also President of ProBand Sports Industries, a local small business, and is a third-generation cattle rancher. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Political Science, Justin worked for a senior member of Congress. While on Capitol Hill he focused on foreign relations, small business, and agriculture, drafted legislation, and worked to form bi-partisan consensus to move those bills forward.