Under Mayor DeBlasio, New York has become an official sanctuary city and as such has tried not to notify ICE when criminals are due to be released back into the city. But it turns out that by simply following accepted protocol of checking for outstanding warrants, immigration authorities are actually getting notified. And the Liberal politicians are in uproar.
A statement released says that “the mayor’s office needs to do more to ensure that the NYPD isn’t assisting ICE in its efforts to detain illegal immigrants.”
These are not just people who are in the country illegally; these are convicted criminals who have committed crimes in the US (most probably against US citizens, or law abiding migrants in the communities).
As reported in the Daily Caller:
In one example, the New York Daily News reported, a NYPD administrative aide notified ICE about the arrests of David Gonzalez, 51, and Milton Chimborazo, 35.
Gonzalez, a convicted felon, had previously been deported and had illegally reentered the U.S., and Chimborazo, who was arrested for burglary, had a standing deportation order. ICE agents took Gonzalez into custody after a judge released him but chose not to detain Chimborazo for unknown reasons.
Public defenders representing the two illegal immigrants said they were stunned that NYPD communicated with immigration agents in advance of their clients’ initial appearance in front of a judge. Under the city’s sanctuary law, signed by DeBlasio in 2014, police only honor detainer requests from ICE in cases where a defendant has been convicted of serious or violent felonies.