A sanctuary city in New Jersey released an illegal immigrant without notifying the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the immigrant went on to kill three halfway across the country.
Luis Rodrigo Perez is accused of going on a shooting spree last week and killed three people in two different homes.
Perez had been arrested last year on domestic violence charges in Middlesex Country in New Jersey, but was released without notifying ICE.
ICE said they attempted to deport Perez, but since the New Jersey city is sanctuary city that doesn’t report to ICE, Perez was released. Shortly after leaving walking free, Perez killed three people.
Here is a statement by ICE Acting Executive Associate Director Corey Price.
“Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people. Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and three innocent people might be alive today. It is past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents.”
After the death of three innocent people at the hand of a criminal illegal alien, a tragedy like this should cause places like Middlesex County to reconsider their policies on Sanctuary cities.
Even the local ICE field director John Tsoukaris said that the county’s sanctuary city policy is “reckless.”
Tsoukaris went on to say, “We have tried unsuccessfully to work with Middlesex County Jail in the interest of public safety to accept detainers and to contact ICE prior to releasing criminals. There have been other cases where ICE detainers were not honored and those released went on to commit serious crimes. In this most recent case, Perez had a violent history, but despite that, the detainer was not honored. We hope that this tragic turn of events forces Middlesex to reconsider its policy and that the local elected officials stop protecting criminal aliens.”
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