ICE subpoenas NY for information about illegal immigrants accused of murder, the escalating fight as a sanctuary in the city

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ICE blasts New York City sanctuary policy after the murder of a 92-year-old woman; Fox Nation host Tomi age range of sounds.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday summoned to New York, for the information of several illegal immigrants were arrested in New York City, but were shielded by the city’s controversial sanctuary city policy — including the illegal immigrants, is accused of murdering a 92-year-old woman.

“As in any law enforcement Agency, we used to change our tactics as the criminals shift their strategies; but it is discouraging that we need to change our practices and jump through so many hoops with partners, which are restricted by the sanctuary of the laws, the politician with a dangerous agenda,” Henry Lucero, Deputy Executive Associate Director for ICE’s enforcement and Removal operations, in a statement announcing the subpoena on Saturday.

The subpoenas will be served on the New York Department of corrections.


In a press release, the Agency says that ICE can use subpoenas you will receive information about a potentially deportable immigrants, but not as a rule need in order to do so, as the local law enforcement authorities, usually agents with information about the arrested foreigners, you need. The move represents a further escalation of the trump administration in their ongoing struggle against so-called sanctuary policy.

Sanctuary jurisdictions require that the local law enforcement collaboration with Federal immigration authorities to limit and ignore most of the ICE-tumblers. These tumblers are the requirements to ICE, the illegal immigrants, the upcoming release from prison so that they can be transferred to the deportation.

The controversy over New York City sanctuary policy, fired back this week after it emerged that Reeaz Khan-accused of an illegal immigrant from Guyana, sexually assaulted and murdered 92-year-old Maria Fuertes in this month — were arrested in November on assault and weapons charges. ICE filed a detainer for Khan, but it was ignored and he was free.

“A call, a simple phone call and Maria Fuertes would be alive today,” a visibly angry ICE Director Matthew Albence told reporters in New York City on Friday.

New York City was pushed back against the criticism, however, to demand that the policy makes New York safer.

“New York City has passed have, its own common-sense laws on immigration enforcement, the dangers, the crime to a record low. There are 177 of the crimes under NYC law, that the trigger-cooperation with Federal authorities, if and when someone is sentenced,” said mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. “This policy has kept us safe.”


The subpoenas issued from the ICE information on the four illegal immigrants. While none of the aliens are named, one is clearly Khan, as the Agency is a Guyanese national identified, charged with murder and other crimes, including sexual abuse of a 92-year-old woman.

The other illegal immigrants, ICE is on the search for information:

  • A citizen from El Salvador, was arrested in September for assault and is wanted in his home country for homicide. According to ICE, was held in Rikers Island and detainer brought against him. But he was released in December.
  • A Mexican man arrested in January for attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and attempted assault. He also had two prior arrests. ICE issued a detainer, but he was released after the booking is cancel.
  • A Mexican man, the to import in October, charges, sentenced previously to 60 months in Federal prison in 2012 for trying arrested on drug methamphetamine. He also had previously to Mexico. ICE lodged a detainer against him, but recently discovered that he, too, had been liberated.

It is the second time ICE has its subpoena power in a week. Earlier this week, Denver invited, the information about three Mexicans and a Honduran, are already in detention.


One of the Mexicans had been arrested for the sexual assault, the other for the vehicular manslaughter, and a third for child assault abuse and strangulation. The Honduran man is arrested, the cost of domestic violence. All so far from Land. Three were released from prison and was still in custody.

Denver, however, denied the request, saying it could be considered “as an attempt to help intimidate the officers, the enforcement of civil immigration law.”


Albence on Friday warned that the Agency could subpoena tool more broadly, if sanctuary jurisdictions do not hand over information about potentially dangerous illegal immigrants.

“These subpoenas are an attempt, at least some of the damage that is done by this sanctuary policy,” Albence said. “I suspect that we will start to use much wider.”

But the move is the next step in a fight that probably only the more bubbling between the administration, which have pledged to take a hard line against criminals, illegal immigrants and liberal cities that have adopted sanctuary policies.


DHS Secretary Chad Wolf action on Friday at the aim of the policy was for, and expressly rejected the claim that it would make law-abiding Americans safe.

“What this does, the only sanctuary that offers to criminals,” he said on “Fox & Friends”. “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.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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