Sanctuary NYC Releases 20+ Criminal Aliens in Feb., Including MS-13

‘The sanctuary city politics of this city continue to put the safety of New York residents at risk…’

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(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) New York City remained committed to its sanctuary-city policy throughout February, leading to the release of more than 20 criminal illegal aliens.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed detainers—arrest warrants that request transfer of custody from local law enforcement to ICE—on all of the criminal illegal aliens.

Yet, local law enforcement released them anyway, according to an ICE press release.

“The sanctuary city politics of this city continue to put the safety of New York residents at risk,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in New York.


“We need our elected officials to stop the rhetoric,” Decker said. “The fact remains that ICE makes this city safer by removing criminal aliens and public threats off the street so they are unable to reoffend, victimizing our city residents.”

Bronx County law-enforcement released three criminal illegal aliens—a Guyanese man arrested for assault, a Mexican national arrested for robbery and a Dominican national arrested for selling illegal drugs.

Immigration-enforcement officers put their safety at risk and re-arrested the three men on Feb. 8. They all await deportation hearings.

Queens County law-enforcement ignored detainers and released three criminal illegal aliens—two Mexican men and a Colombian man.

Queens County law-enforcement had arrested the Colombian national for “strangulation, assault, and harassment” in October 2018, released him, arrested him again for robbery and assault in December 2018, and then subsequently released him.

ERO officers arrested the Colombian man on Feb. 26. He awaits a removal hearing.

One of the Mexican nationals charges for assault, harassment and harming an 11-year-old child. ERO arrested him on Feb. 6.

The other Mexican man was arrested for criminal contempt of court, released, and then arrested by ERO on Feb. 19.

Suffolk County law-enforcement decided to follow its sanctuary-city law, even if it meant releasing a Salvadoran MS-13 affiliate. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated before Suffolk County released him.

ERO brought him into ICE custody on Feb. 27.