‘Sanctuary cities’ are protecting criminal illegal aliens from ICE – and it’s having a horrific result

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Sanctuary cities want you to believe that they’re only shielding illegal immigrants from ICE that have done no wrong (aside from being in the country illegally, of course).

Yet, we see example after example of these “sanctuary” cities shielding criminal illegal immigrants.

Even when people host various convictions of previous crimes and get rearrested, ICE detainers get ignored left and right.

The most recent example is Christopher Puente, who was arrested in Chicago in June of 2019.  He was released back into the community to then rape a 3-year old girl last month.

Puente’s detainer was ignored because of the sanctuary policies the city engages in.

Then we had the murder of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes in New York back in January of this year.

Another illegal immigrant that allegedly committed a crime that could have been stopped.

That’s because ICE issued a detainer for Reeaz Khan when he was arrested in November of 2019 for assault and weapons charges. Once again, the detainer was ignored.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to make it seem like they do cooperate with ICE, despite being a sanctuary city in a statement on Twitter:

“New York City has passed its own common-sense laws about immigration enforcement that have driven crime to record lows. There are 177 crimes under NYC law that trigger cooperation with federal authorities, if and when someone is convicted. That policy has kept us safe.”

The key takeaways from de Blasio’s statement are “common sense” and “if and when someone is convicted”.

First off, there’s a complete lack of “common sense” in not cooperating with ICE when an illegal immigrant has been arrested for suspected crimes like assault and weapons charges.

Also, the idea that someone needs to be convicted of one of “177 crimes” to serve the interests of standing immigration laws is preposterous.

Could you imagine any New York police department not honoring another police agency’s request for someone wanted for criminal trespassing, under one of their three NYPL sections, unless they were convicted of one of 177 crimes?

That’s basically de Blasio’s rationale for if and when they work with ICE.

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ICE, for the most part, wants to focus their efforts on deporting criminal illegal immigrants.

There simply aren’t enough resources within the agency to hone in on mere immigration violations alone. When ICE is aware that an illegal immigrant has been arrested for something within the country, they want to prioritize immigration hearings for those individuals.

However, since sanctuary cities have been demonstrably uncooperative, they’ve now been forced to step-up their presence in sanctuary cities.

This was also largely propelled by the fact that the Center for Immigration Studies reported crime has been increasing in these vary sanctuary cities.

All these sanctuary cities need to do is inform ICE when one of their respective police departments arrested someone who is a person of interest to the federal agency.

By failing to do so, they’re only putting their community and ICE officials in danger, as pointed out by Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf:

“What this does, the only sanctuary it provides is to criminals. It makes those communities less safe. It also makes ICE and law enforcement officials less safe. So instead of picking up an individual in a confined jail setting, they have to go into communities to knock on doors and the like.”

Of course, you see these sanctuary cities and states claiming they’re more than happy to work with ICE, as long as they’re backed up by a judicial warrant.

Really? When it comes to ICE, a judicial warrant is suddenly needed?

If that’s the case, why would these sanctuary cities bother honoring parole violation warrants? Those are typically administrative warrants brought forth by parole boards, and those seem to get honored.

Police often honor detainers issued for AWOL military members, which aren’t judicial, but are issued under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

It’s all a part of the misinformation campaign spread by sanctuary cities, leading people to believe that they focus on judicial warrants in any and all cases of alleged criminality, but not administrative ones.

That is a blatant lie.

As of February of 2020, there are 10 sanctuary states, roughly 133 sanctuary counties, and 37 sanctuary cities or towns.

Sanctuary cities don’t have the best interests of their lawful citizens in mind at all. They pose nothing but a bastion of increased criminal conduct, and a safe haven for those who are unlawfully residing in the country.

Speaking of the dangers of illegal immigrants in our country, we recently reported on one being apprehended in Georgia. What he’s accused of will make your skin crawl. 

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Augusta, Georgia recently arrested an illegal alien and is in the process of having him extradited back over to Etowah County in Alabama to face charges related to sexually assaulting his step-child.

Jose Bulmaro Cruz-Guillen was arrested on February 18th after having gone on the run when he was indicted in September of 2019 for sex abuse of a child less than twelve, rape in the first degree, and sodomy in the first degree.

In January of 2019, both the Gadsden Police Department and the Department of Human Resources were investigating Cruz-Guillen after his step-daughter confided to a teacher that he’d been molesting her since she was seven-years-old.

This wasn’t the first time that the DHR had looked into Cruz-Guillen.  The department had investigated allegations of him punching his four-year old step-son in the face and body multiple times in 2014.

Reports also detail that Cruz-Guillen was arrested twice last year by immigration authorities for illegally crossing the United States-Mexico border. Cruz-Guillen is now in custody facing the additional federal charges in concurrence with those relative to the September, 2019 indictment.

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