On Saturday, November 30, former Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan declared that a Colorado sheriff’s department decision to let an illegal alien run loose was a “political” decision.
This same illegal alien is now accused of attempted murder and his release is viewed as a “searing indictment” against sanctuary city policies.
Osmani Garces-Ortiz, 37, was arrested in October for trespassing and drug charges in Arapahoe County according to authorities. ICE requested that the sheriff’s office give them a detainer on Garces-Ortiz after he posted bond.
However, according to sheriff’s policy, they cannot hold inmates for extra time unless ICE is able to provide a warrant, which is based on state law.
No less than a month after his release, Garces-Ortiz was arrested for attempted murder in a case where he stabbed a victim, according to a report from USA Today.
Homan, who made an appearance on “Fox & Friends: Weekend”, claims that the crime could have been prevented if ICE had the ability to take the suspect into custody.
“Sanctuary city policies [are] just ridiculous,” he asserted. “Here’s a person who was in the custody of local officials because he was arrested for a crime, so they chose to lock him up and put him in a jail cell, and ICE notified them: ‘We want him before you release him.’ And, it didn’t happen. They didn’t honor a detainer.”
“And I’ve read the story,” he stated. “They were saying, ‘Well, there’s a legal issue.’ There is no legal issue. The detainer’s honored by most law enforcement agencies across the country. This is a political decision — not a legal decision.”
Garces-Ortiz, is a Cuban nation national who illegally entered the U.S. in 2008 by boat near Key West, Florida, according to ICE officials. He has a track record of encounters with immigration officials and was denied permanent residence in the U.S. due to his criminal history.
ICE Denver released a statement last Friday stating that they were advised of Garces-Ortiz’s imminent release. However, ICE Denver stated, “a notification that an alien is about to be released to the lobby is not a functional way to ensure transfer of custody.”
Chief Vince Lane recounted how the sheriff’s office notified ICE that Garces-Ortiz would be released and that “at the time of the inmate’s release from custody a legal reason to continue to hold the inmate did not exist.”
Homan declared that “this isn’t new for them [Arapahoe County] and he added, “They’ve been a sanctuary jurisdiction for a long time, along with most of Colorado.”
“The most recent decision legal on the detainer is out of the Fifth Circuit [U.S. Court of Appeals], and it says detainers are constitutional,” Homan informed the “Friends: Weekend” hosts.
Homan stated that the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department’s decision to let Garces-Ortiz go was based on a previous detainer which “didn’t clearly show that they had probable cause to make the arrest.”
“The new detainer, [which] has been in place for three years now, has that probable cause statement in the detainer, which makes it a legal document,” he commented.
“So again, they have their own attorneys. Their attorneys can certainly look at the Immigration Nationality Act to see detainers are the tool established by Congress within the federal law to take custody of [illegal] aliens within 48 hours,” Homan stated.
This case demonstrates the many dangers of America’s mass migration policies.
Mass migration poses a legitimate danger to public security and even strains the American government’s capabilities in providing safety.
Unless it wants more cases like these to occur, Congress must act now.
Many American lives could be saved simply by restoring sovereignty at the borders and overhauling the U.S’s migration system.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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