The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is blaming the sanctuary state of California of refusing to reveal if they plan to let go a number of criminal illegal aliens, including those accused of crimes on children.
This week, ICE officers gave out subpoenas to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office (SDCSO) seeking the whereabout information and if the sanctuary state intends on freeing a number of illegal aliens.
“Issuance of these immigration subpoenas is necessary because the SDCSO is forced to comply with California’s sanctuary state laws, and therefore cannot cooperate in honoring immigration detainers or requests for non-public information to assist in locating criminal aliens that have been or will be released from custody,” an ICE release stated.
ICE officials are specifically finding info on these four illegal aliens:
A 40-year-old illegally present Mexican national who was arrested in December for continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd and lascivious act on a child under fourteen years old, and oral copulation with a person under fourteen years old. An immigration detainer was lodged with the SDSO. He has two DUI convictions, both from 2009. He has been returned to Mexico on eleven occasions between 2009 and 2011. He remains in SDSO custody at the county jail.
A 42-year-old illegally present Mexican national who was arrested for the first-degree robbery in November 2019. He has a prior conviction for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) from 2013. A federal immigration judge granted him voluntarily departure, but he failed to depart the United States as ordered. After his November 2019 arrest, an immigration detainer was lodged with SDSO, but due to California sanctuary state laws, the detainer was not honored, and he was released back into the community.
A 31-year-old illegally present Mexican national who was arrested for battery of spouse and false imprisonment in December 2019. He has a prior conviction for deceptive government identification, 2008. U.S. immigration authorities previously returned or removed him from the U. S. three times between 2008 and 2010. ICE lodged an immigration detainer with SDSO following his December arrest, but due to California sanctuary state laws, the detainer was not honored, and he was released back into the community.
A 28-year-old illegally present Mexican national who was arrested for assault with force, great bodily injury, child cruelty and battery of spouse He was previously arrested in 2017 for battery on spouse by local law enforcement. He was returned to Mexico multiple times in 2004. A final order of removal was issued by a federal immigration judge in January 2018, and he was removed to Mexico. Once again, he illegally reentered the United States. An immigration detainer was lodged with the SDSO, and he remains in custody.
“The public needs to be aware and concerned that California sanctuary state laws do not protect public safety and is bad public policy,” ICE officer Gregory Archambeault stated.
“Criminal aliens are being released back into the community daily, and most will re-offend, resulting in more victims,” Archambeault mentioned. “For ICE, the most concerning part about dealing with uncooperative jurisdictions, or places that are not allowed to work with us, is that we don’t always know who is being arrested when they’ll be released, or if they are at-large in the community again.”
The ICE subpoenas come as Attorney General William Barr has filed lawsuits against sanctuary authorities in New Jersey and King County, Washington, for obstructing federal immigration law and enforcement.
At the same time, President Trump is bringing about 100 “elite tactical agents” to about ten sanctuary cities to support ICE agents in arresting and deporting criminal illegal aliens. The administration is hoping to increase arrests of criminal illegal aliens by 35%.
The sanctuary counties in California release thousands of illegal aliens back into American communities every day, said by federal immigration officers. For example, In LA, up to 100 criminal illegal aliens are released daily from police custody.