New York City’s left-leaning politicos freed an illegal alien with at least one pending felony charge, in complete defiance of President Donald Trump’s announced crackdown on sanctuary cities — in complete defiance of immigration authorities.
Majee Antonio Clarke from Jamaica came across U.S. borders in June 2010, on a B-2 visitor visa. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say he was supposed to leave America six months later.
But December 2010 came and went, and Clarke was still on American soil.
Then — he was arrested and federal immigration authorities asked New York City officials to hold him, until they could take over the case.
But under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policies, local law enforcement disregarded the detainer and let him go.
[Clarke], the Jamaican national with pending felony charges, was arrested on June 16 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers.
In May of this year, the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department (MTAPD) arrested Clarke. At that time, ICE officials placed a detainer on the illegal alien, requesting that New York City officials hold Clarke until federal authorities could properly take over his case. Clarke was being held in Rikers Island at the time.
In accordance with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sanctuary city policies, local law enforcement ignored ICE’s detainer on Clarke and he was let out in the public on bail, despite a felony charge against him.
“The city’s failure to honor detainers poses an increased risk to the officers and the community,” New York ICE Field Office Director Thomas Decker said in a statement. “ICE shares New York law enforcement’s ultimate objective to protect public safety and we welcome significant modifications to the current NYC policy, which is needlessly granting criminals the opportunity to reoffend against the city’s residents.”
After being free to roam in New York City for nearly a month, the illegal alien was arrested by ICE agents outside the Queens County courthouse. Clarke is currently in ICE custory where he is facing deportation.
Clarke is just one face of many.
In fiscal 2016, ICE arrested 65,000-plus illegals, most of whom were convicted criminals.
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