ICE points out that NYC defied a deportation request from them last year when they released Reeaz Khan, 21, back into the community after being arrested on weapons and assault charges.
Khan now has been charged with murder and sexual abuse against someone incapable of consent. Investigators say in the early morning hours of January 6th as Maria Fuertes was walking near her home she was thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted. They say they caught Khan initiating the attack on surveillance video.
“It is made clear that New York City’s stance against honoring detainers is dangerously flawed. It was a deadly choice to release a man on an active ICE detainer back onto the streets after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder.New York City’s sanctuary policies continue to threaten the safety of all residents of the five boroughs, as they repeatedly protect criminal aliens who show little regard for the laws of this nation. In New York City alone, hundreds of arrestees are released each month with pending charges and/or convictions to return back into the communities where they committed their crimes, instead of being transferred into the custody of ICE. Clearly the politicians care more about criminal illegal aliens than the citizens they are elected to serve and protect.”
As they agency noted, Khan was arrested by the NYPD for the charges of assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
On that same date, deportation officers lodged a detainer with the NYPD. The detainer was not honored, and Khan was released following arraignment.
New York Post’s Miranda Devine takes De Blasio and his sanctuary city policy to task:
“...like every one of the 2,916 detainers the NYPD received from ICE in the 12 months to June 30 last year, the request to detain Guyanese national Reeaz Khan was ignored, with fatal consequences.
What a horror were Fuertes’ last hours on Earth. Born in the Dominican Republic, the mother of two was, by all accounts, a gentle, much-loved figure in her neighborhood.
She had gone out to search for returnable empty bottles to supplement her income when she was attacked from behind by a stranger just after midnight on Jan. 6, surveillance video shows.
A post-mortem found horrific injuries including a broken spine, fractured ribs, bruising on her chest and neck, internal hemorrhaging and injuries to her vagina. She was found on the ground two hours after the attack and died later at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
No one deserves such a horrible death.
New York’s 5-year-old sanctuary-city policy means that, instead of dangerous criminal illegal immigrants being deported straight out of jail, the NYPD releases them onto our streets to disappear...
De Blasio regards his sanctuary-city law as a social-justice measure.
But where is the social justice in releasing rapists onto the street to prey on vulnerable women? Where is the social justice in choosing the rights of criminals over the rights of victims?"