Awful! The pro-felon Mayor Bill de Blasio has blood on his hands. What a nightmare New York City has become, under de Blasio’s incompetent and dangerous leadership. History will not be kind to this scumbag!
.@ICE is way right on this… x10 https://t.co/xU4cTl9xwc
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) January 16, 2020
Unreal. This is the illegal alien that NYPD released in defiance of federal law after he was arrested a month before on assault on firearms charges https://t.co/53BmJx9epU
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) January 15, 2020
Guyanese charged with killing and raping 92-year-old overstayed visa and dodged ICE detainer.
By Washington Examiner, January 15, 2019:
A 21-year-old Latin American man charged in New York City with raping and murdering a 92-year-old woman overstayed his 2016 tourist visa, a serious immigration crime that can lead to deportation and a complete ban from ever entering the country.
Federal law enforcement officials told Secrets late Wednesday that Guyanese Reeaz Khan’s illegal status is what prompted them to ask city police to detain him for deportation after his arrest on Nov. 27 for assaulting his father with a broken ceramic mug.
But, instead, the city followed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “sanctuary city” policies for illegal immigrants and released him, ignoring the detainer request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The police said they didn’t get a detainer, a claim ICE rejected.
Exactly 40 days later, according to police, Khan sexually abused Maria Fuertes, 92, in Queens. She later died of her injuries. Court papers cited in media reports said she was sexually assaulted and strangled and died outside in 32-degree weather from injuries that included a broken spine.
Officials said that Khan arrived sometime in 2016 on a B-2 visa that provided a six-month visit “for pleasure.” He entered the United States through John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens.
The city declines thousands of ICE detainers a year as it remains committed to its sanctuary status.
.@ICEgov Field Office Director Thomas Decker: “New York City’s sanctuary policies continue to threaten the safety of all residents of the 5 boroughs, as they repeatedly protect criminal aliens who show little regard for the laws of this nation." https://t.co/hXchyGt3tb https://t.co/qS3uJZuU2z
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) January 15, 2020
The administration has been critical of New York and de Blasio’s policies in the past, but the murder has prompted a new focus on the city’s policies and a withering attack from immigration officials.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted, “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.”
Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, tweeted, “A 92-y.o. woman was raped & murdered in New York after NYPD failed to honor an ICE detainer because NYPD refuses to cooperate with ICE. NYPD denied receiving the detainer (though they got one!), but doesn’t honor them anyway! Where’s the media coverage? Where’s the outrage?”
A senior DHS official told Secrets, “Sanctuary cities and counties around the country including those in New York, North Carolina, and elsewhere act as illegal incubators for criminal alien activity, harboring dangerous offenders and often releasing them back to the streets where many will re-offend. These don’t just include drugs and weapons offenses, robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, and drunk driving charges, but completely preventable acts of brutal rape and murder. These are the deadly consequences when self-serving politicians like the mayor release criminal aliens from custody instead of protecting the very people they’ve sworn an oath to put first.”
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