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.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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