Another day, another glaring issue with New York City’s deadly combination of no-bail and being a sanctuary city. Honestly, we are as sick of writing about it as you are of reading it, but it needs to be reported.
Once again, an illegal “immigrant” charged with raping a child was released by authorities in New York due to the city’s sanctuary policies. Fortunately, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were able to arrest him shortly afterward.
ICE agents on Monday arrested Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, 20, an illegal “immigrant” from Guatemala, according to a press release issued by ICE.
https://t.co/Oc1WbV3Cqj ILLEGAL Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, 20, was arraigned Frid on a 20-count criminal complaint for allegedly raping the girl 5 times in 2018. DA Eric Gonzalez’s office didn’t ask the judge to set bail, Judge Hilary Gingold let him go on supervised release
— sunnyinmo (@DeplorableSunny) March 4, 2020
Ajqui-Ajtzalam had been in the custody of the New York Police Department, charged with raping a person under the age of 14, however they ignored a ICE detainer lodged against him, and he was released.
ICE spokesman Thomas Decker, who must be getting exhausted by sounding like a broken record, once again condemned New York’s policy.
“It’s inconceivable that an individual who was arrested for local charges of rape and sexual abuse of a child would be released back into the community instead of being transferred to ICE, who had a detainer in place,” said Decker in a written statement.
“It’s frightening that our detainer was ignored, and he was released onto New York City streets to possibly reoffend,” Decker said. “The safety of city residents, especially the more vulnerable, continues to be a priority for ICE enforcement.”
Back in February, Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence wrote a letter to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hoping to come to an agreement with the city to work together to keep residents of the Big Apple safe.
Agents with ICE say, however that de Blasio has not engaged in any meaningful discussions to solve the problem.
Ajqui-Ajtzalam is no stranger to U.S. authorities and his record goes back several years.
In September 2016, he was arrested by the Border Patrol after entering the country illegally. He was processed as an unaccompanied minor child (can you say DREAMer?) and released from ICE custody on his own recognizance.
There was no information where on the border he was found, or if he was ever deported.
HE was arrested on Feb. 27 on charges of felony rape in the second degree, sexual abuse I the second degree for sexual contact with a person under 14, and acting in a manner to injure a child under 17, according to ICE.
The case involves the suspect having had sex with a 13-year-old girl between October and December of 2018, according to the complaint which was filed in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
How did the Brooklyn DA defend the decision to release Ajqui? He was allegedly “in a relationship” with the victim at the time of the offenses.
“The case was reported by the girl’s mother, alleging that her daughter had a sexual relationship with an older teenager, which constituted statutory rape,” a spokesman told the New York Post.
The judge had her decision explained away by the Office of Court Administration, with a spokesman saying:
“The District Attorney’s office requested supervised release and the Judge consented, agreeing that supervised release was the most appropriate and least restrictive form of bail to ensure the defendant’s return to court.”
What a pant load of BS.
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For the NYPD, their excuse contained in a statement was:
“…does not conduct civil immigration enforcement and we will only honor immigration detainers under the following circumstances: ICE presents a warrant issued by a federal judge establishing that there is probable cause to take the person into custody, and the person has been convicted of a ‘violent or serious crime’ within five years of the arrest or is a possible match on the terrorist watch list.”
This folks is what you call circling the wagons.
Immigration officials immediately lodged a detainer against him, asking local law enforcement to hold him in order for ICE to assume custody, however as always, the detainer was ignored.
He was arraigned and released from the custody of the New York City Department of Correction under Cuomo’s folly, the new bail-reform law in New York.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office did not ask the judge to set bail, and Criminal Court Judge Hillary Gingold agreed to put him in supervised release.
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations unit located and arrested Ajqui-Ajtzalam on Monday. He is still in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
Honestly, how do Democrats justify this? A child rapist, who should not be in this country, is allowed to remain, and then to double-down on the outrage, he is released, without bond? On what planet does this make sense?
This case is just another in a long line of cases which has caused a virtual public relations war between New York City and ICE.
New York is just one of a number of jurisdictions nationwide that have adopted so-called “sanctuary policies,” where they refuse to cooperate with ICE for their immigration control efforts. In response, the Trump administration has threatened to withhold federal funds to the cities and other jurisdictions that refuse to assist in the enforcement of immigration law.
The administration recently won a court decision that overturned a lower court’s ruling that forced them to release funds to New York and other cities. Seven states—Connecticut, New York, Washington, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island—in addition to New York City filed a lawsuit, which was initially approved then overturned on appeal.
Finally, some good news!??https://t.co/2Kjx6hhhQn
— Justice For Pierce Corcoran (@Justice4Pierce) February 27, 2020
Sanctuary policies have resulted in deadly consequences nationally, with one of the most notable and brutal being the rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman last December which was committed by an illegal “immigrant” who had been previously released by the city despite an ICE detainer.
Simply heartbreaking! 92 yo woman raped and murdered.
NYC’s sanctuary city policy under fire after freed illegal immigrant allegedly murders 92-year-old | Fox News https://t.co/xK66CdLyee
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 17, 2020
Just wondering how many more innocent people must be killed, or innocent children raped before people start paying attention and holding these cities accountable.
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