Week of September 12-18
This week we’re changing things up just a bit. We’ve been reporting for a while now on the more serious of crimes committed by illegal immigrants each week. While there is no shortage of these acts to account for, it’s time to take a quick break and talk about sanctuary cities and states, and just how dangerous their laws are to American citizens.
How many times have we read about a crime committed by an illegal immigrant after he or she was released from jail without the local authorities notifying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? Sanctuary laws protect undocumented migrants and prohibit law enforcement from working with immigration officers, which means these criminals are put back into our society, endangering our citizens.
A couple of months ago ICE, frustrated with the sanctuary system, published a list of violent criminals who were released without the immigration enforcement agency being notified. In each of the cases documented, ICE had requested detainers on the individuals who were being held in jail, and in each instance, the request was denied so that the criminal got out of jail and committed another serious crime.
Rosalio Ramos-Ramos, 37
Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was arrested on drug charges and imprisoned in Kent, WA. While there, the illegal immigrant said he wanted to die and became combative when officers tried to take his fingerprints. It took at least five law enforcement officers to contain him, each receiving injuries. Ramos-Ramos was also injured and taken to hospital. There, he continued to be so aggressive that he was put into an induced coma.
Despite a request from ICE and local authorities to be informed when the man was discharged from receiving medical attention, the hospital did not comply.
“I believe this person needed to be off the streets,” said Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas. “He had been deported four times prior, he is a convicted felon, and he’s a very violent person.” Very violent indeed. Not long after being released by the hospital, Ramos-Ramos reportedly murdered and dismembered his cousin, Pedro Venegas-Ramos, and stuffed the man’s remains into a suitcase.
Martin Gallo-Gallardo, 45
Last year, Martin Gallo-Gallardo was arrested for suspected abuse, but the charges were dismissed and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon released him, despite the hold ICE had placed on the suspect. Gallo-Gallardo later reportedly got into an argument with his wife and stabbed her multiple times, dumping her body into a ditch.
“It’s unfortunate that law enforcement agencies like Multnomah County jail refuse to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims,” Tanya J. Roman, a spokesperson for the ICE regional office that covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state, said.
Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, 35
As previously reported by Liberty Nation, Francisco Carranza-Ramirez served nine months (out of a one year sentence) in jail for raping a wheelchair-bound woman in Seattle, WA. The convicted rapist agreed to return to Mexico on condition of his release; however, just three days after being released, he attacked and raped the same woman again.
These are only three stories that chill the blood and give proof that sanctuary cities are not a good idea. Various departments and agencies of law enforcement should be able to work together, not be forced to hinder each other and the process of capturing, detaining, incarcerating, or deporting illegal immigrants who commit heinous crimes on American soil.