Acting Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf slammed the New York City sanctuary policies on Fox & Friends.
Wolf was discussing the horrific rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman by an illegal who had been released instead of being held for deportation. This is the problem with sanctuary policies in cities across the US. The police department doesn’t notify ICE when they release a prisoner. The prisoner isn’t deported as they should be but is released back into the US.
“Its a completely preventable tragedy. Had they honored the ICE detainer, this would never have happened.”
.@DHS_Wolf on NYC sanctuary policies after murder of 92-year-old woman in Queens: "Its a completely preventable tragedy. Had they honored the @ICEgov detainer, this would never have happened." https://t.co/prdirotiz3 pic.twitter.com/gw1YwlbX8K
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) January 17, 2020
ICE just called even more attention to the sanctuary policy by publishing the list of ‘fugitive’ illegals set free by the NYPD:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has defended the city’s sanctuary city policies in the past, claiming it makes the city safer. It’s difficult to understand how letting known criminals out of prison helps anyone but the criminal. Liberal logic?
Fox News reports that ICE just upped the pressure by putting out a list of illegals who happen to be fugitives who have been released despite requests from ICE to deport them. Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence presented the list to reporters at a press conference in New York on Friday.
The fugitives on the list are from Nigeria, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guinea, Spain, and El Salvador. The fugitives released have a long list of different crimes, including assault in the first, second, and third degrees, attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, gang assaults, and other violent offenses. Last year ICE lodged 7,526 detainers via its New York field office. Those 7,526 individuals accounted for 17,873 criminal convictions and 6,500 criminal charges.
Sanctuary cities, as described by Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence, are cities that ignore detainers issued by ICE for arrested illegals. The detainer requests from ICE are so that when a criminal is released from custody, they can be deported.
Recently, the sanctuary city policy has been in the spotlight because of the tragic rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who should have been deported but wasn’t because of the city’s policy. The suspect was released from police custody after New York ignored an ICE detainer to have the man deported.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted out about the terrible crime:
There has been a complete breakdown of law & order in New York City. NYC proudly passed sanctuary city laws & bragged about it for months. But now they, & more importantly, the citizens of NYC are facing the deadly consequences of the sanctuary policies. https://t.co/esXd5yYi1Q
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 16, 2020
“Make no mistake…it is this city’s sanctuary policies that are the sole reason this criminal was allowed to roam the streets freely and end an innocent woman’s life.” – Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence
When your government is more focused on protecting invaders who kill citizens than on their constituents, it’s time to replace them!