Saturday, November 10, 2018

▷ ‘Yet Again, an ICE Detainer Was Ignored’: Immigrant Allegedly Killed 3 After New Jersey Jail Released Him ✅

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) blasted a New Jersey jail that ignored the agency’s detainer request for an immigrant who went on to allegedly murder three people in Missouri.

“Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people,” acting ICE Executive Associate Director Corey Price said.

Middlesex County’s policy was to not honor ICE’s detainer requests, and it let 23-year-old Luis Rodrigo Perez, a Mexican national, back into the community. He originally was in jail for domestic violence, according to ICE, and is now facing charges for a triple murder that recently occurred in Springfield, Missouri.

“Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail,” Price argued, “Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and three innocent people might be alive today.”

“It is past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents,” Price added.

According to ICE, this wasn’t the first time the organization had a problem with Middlesex County.

“We have tried unsuccessfully to work with Middlesex County Jail in the interest of public safety to accept detainers and to contact ICE prior to releasing criminals,” John Tsoukaris, the field office director of ERO Newark, said.

He added:

“There have been other cases where ICE detainers were not honored and those released went on to commit serious crimes. In this most recent case, Perez had a violent history, but despite that, the detainer was not honored. We hope that this tragic turn of events forces Middlesex to reconsider its policy and that the local elected officials stop protecting criminal aliens.”

The county, according to, put the blame back on ICE, saying the agency failed to obtain an order of deportation.

“This order would have authorized Middlesex County to turn over custody of Mr. Perez prior to, or upon completion of his sentence,” a county spokeswoman said. “Instead, ICE officials chose to do nothing, which places all responsibility of Mr. Perez’s actions squarely upon ICE.”

This case was just the latest flashpoint in a series of incidents surrounding sanctuary cities — jurisdictions that refuse to honor ICE detainer requests.

Perhaps the most prominent was the Kate Steinle case. Steinle was shot and killed by an immigrant, who had been released from a San Francisco prison. While President Donald Trump has repeatedly denounced sanctuary policies, his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, threatened to pull federal funding from jurisdictions that engaged in those practices.

The post ‘Yet Again, an ICE Detainer Was Ignored’: Immigrant Allegedly Killed 3 After New Jersey Jail Released Him appeared first on Conservative Fighters.

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