Immigration agents arrested an illegal alien on Nov. 27 for “sexual abuse of children” after local police in a ‘sanctuary city’ released him twice.
The information was provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a press release.
Guatemalan citizen Hector Moran-Espinoza was previously arrested in April by the Philadelphia Police Department on various charges related to child sexual abuse and then again on May 9. On both occasions, ICE says it issued a warrant for Moran-Espinoza’s arrest and the requests on both occasions were ignored.
Finally, the Philadelphia Police released this sexual predator and corrupter of minors onto the streets.
In the statement, ICE strongly criticized the Philadelphia Police Department for “putting their city at risk by letting this individual roam free to potentially harm the most vulnerable, our children.”
This, unfortunately, is a recurring story.
In October, ICE arrested an illegal immigrant accused of rape in Oklahoma, but it wasn’t until local police released this man that he went directly to the house of the woman he allegedly raped to harass her and her family.
And there are many more similar cases.
The underlying problem lies in the so-called ‘sanctuary policies’. According to a Fox News report, under the argument of guarding the identity of foreigners residing illegally in the U.S., local authorities that enforce those regulations prevent federal immigration agents from apprehending and deporting undocumented criminals.
Since the early days of Trump’s presidency, his administration has struggled with the concept of the ‘sanctuary city’ by considering them as safe havens for criminals and organized crime gangs like the MS-13 gang.
“Sanctuary city policies do not protect communities—they endanger them. They are an affront to the rule of law, our Constitution, and they go against every instinct we have as law enforcement professionals,” Secretary Wolf said a few days ago at the end of a meeting in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina.
Moreover, in the brief they annexed a variety of cases of people who have committed “heinous crimes,” but were released under ‘sanctuary’ policies, endangering the citizens.
Oregon and Washington are called ‘sanctuary states’ because of their ‘soft’ policies on illegal immigrants. They are governed by Democratic politicians.