in the vicinityVideoDHS chief slams NYC’s sanctuary policy after the death of the elderly woman
Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, provides an update to migrants at the southern border and respond to illegal immigrants charged with the murder of a 92-year-old woman in New York City.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf crack in New York City officials on Friday for the release from detention of illegal immigrants, who allegedly assaulted sexually and killed a 92-year-old woman, a terrible crime has led to fresh concern about the city’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy.
“It is a completely avoidable tragedy. Had they honored the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] detainer this would never happen,” Wolf said on “Fox & Friends”. “So, if you would, along with ICE officials, the individual would never be outside, would not have this crime committed, and let’s not even talk about it.”
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“So, if you just cooperate in the first place, it would not even be a Problem,” he said.
Reeaz Khan, an illegal Guyanese immigrant, is accused of attacking Maria Fuertes, as she went home on Jan. 6. Fuertes was, according to media reports, took place around 2 o’clock in the morning in 32 degree weather and the proximity to death on a sidewalk with her clothes pulled over her waist. She was taken to a hospital, where they died of injuries, a fractured spine, according to The New York Post. The Post cited law enforcement sources who said she was sexually assaulted, and strangled.
The case has once again highlighted the dangers of the “sanctuary city” policy in the jurisdiction to refuse, with tumblers, issued by the Federal immigration authority. These tumblers are requirements notify ICE when an illegal immigrant is about to be released from prison so that they can be transferred to ICE proceedings to custody and go through deportation.
ICE, a Federal immigration detainer on Khan in November, had issued, as he was previously arrested on assault and weapons charges. The New York police ignored the detainer and Khan was released. Mayor Bill de Blasio claims to honor tumblers makes the city safer, in view of the fact that it is a serious crime, where the city of the cooperation with the foreigners authority.
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“The trump administration’s fear-mongering to destroy the trust in law enforcement,” he tweeted earlier this week. “The day has ask about our police, for the immigration status of the day people will stop, reporting of crimes and exchange of information. It is the day to stop where we are, the safest large city in America. We will not allow that to happen.”
But Wolf brushed off the claim, saying that the sanctuary city policy communities and law enforcement in danger.
“What this does, the only sanctuary that offers to criminals,” he said. “It makes the communities less safe, it is also ICE and law enforcement authorities makes it less safe, so that instead of picking up an individual in a closed prison setting, you have to go into the communities to knock on doors and the like.”
“It is very hypocritical to tell you that, if you would only honored the ICE detainer, to begin with, we wouldn’t even talk about it,” he said.
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Earlier, Wolf criticized passed a series of laws made by liberal lawmakers in New York, he said, the things more difficult for law enforcement.
Among them, he the state of New York cited the Green light of the law that grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, but also limits the amount of information, the foreigners authorities, from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Wolf said that the authorities use this information to build every day, the proceedings against criminals and terrorists.
“It is very, very dangerous, once the responsibilities and the politicians, the primacy of politics over public safety,” he said. “We try to do everything we can to fight, but it is a hard battle.”