Editor’s Note – The Illegals Crime Report looks at crimes committed in the United States at the hands of those who shouldn’t be in the country.
Week of January 10 – January 16
This past week we saw more headlines of child molesters being recaptured after at least one deportation and the senseless rape and murder of an elderly woman. Sanctuary laws seem only to protect the criminals and release the accused into the public to commit other crimes. Time after time we hear about tragedies that could have been prevented if only local and state politicians would work with federal agencies in detaining potentially dangerous illegal immigrants. So now, once again, we bring you another story of a victim whose life may have been spared if she hadn’t been living in a sanctuary city.
Released Illegal Rapes, Murders 92-Year-Old
New York City, NY
A 92-year-old woman had been roaming the streets, collecting bottles to recycle for some extra money, when she was allegedly raped and murdered by Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old Guyanese national unlawfully in the U.S. The attack, which police say was caught on surveillance video, happened after the suspect was released from jail, despite a detainer request from ICE.
“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 weapons charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder,” said New York’s field office director for ICE, Thomas R. Decker.
On Nov. 27, Khan was arrested after he attacked his father with a broken coffee cup, cutting the elder’s chest and arm. This triggered the attention of ICE officials, but the sanctuary policies of the city saw the suspect released without notification to the federal immigration control agency. Just six weeks later, Khan reportedly attacked the elderly woman and was identified to police by none other than his brother.
New York City’s policy is to only adhere to ICE detention requests when there is a conviction, not an allegation, so if Khan manages to get bail for the most recent murder charge, assuming there is a bail amount, then he could be released from Rikers Island where he is currently being held.
City officials argued they did not neglect the order since Khan was not yet convicted. Mayoral spokeswoman Olivia Lapeyrolerie said, “We mourn the family of Ms. Fuertes [the elderly victim]. If Mr. Khan is convicted, the city will cooperate with federal officials in accordance with local law. It is shameful that the Trump administration is politicizing this tragedy.”
Countless reports demonstrate just how dangerous sanctuary laws for illegal immigrants are for communities. Over and over again we see the headlines regarding unlawful migrants being released into local neighborhoods to commit other atrocious crimes despite ICE’s attempts to have them held. A statement from ICE about this latest incident sums up the problem: “Clearly the politicians care more about criminal illegal aliens than the citizens they are elected to serve and protect.”
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