Part of the new President’s immigration reform is not only increasing the number of ICE raids but also cracking down on sanctuary cities who protect illegal immigrants. In response, cities have been ramping up their protection from authorities in terms of so-called unfair treatment and deportation.
As a sanctuary city, New York City protected Hector Suarez who is an illegal immigrant and originally a Dominican national. They refused to comply with an active detainer filed by Trumps Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Suarez is forty-four years old and released from jail at the end of December of this past year. While the Obama administration let him go upon his release the new administration will do no such thing. ICE agents hunted down and found the illegal immigrant after obtaining a federal warrant for his arrest.
The U.S. Martial Service now as him in custody. His extensive criminal record reads as follows,
“Suarez, a citizen and national of the Dominican Republic, was ordered removed in October 2002 and was subsequently removed from the United States to the Dominican Republic on Nov. 7, 2002. In March 2003, Suarez was encountered in Texas and was served with a Notice of Intent /Decision to Reinstate Prior Order. He was criminally charged and pleaded guilty to the violation of Title 8 United States Code 1326(a) and (b)(2) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In April 2004, Suarez was removed to the Dominican Republic for a second time. In August 2006, Suarez was again encountered in the United States, but this time in New York, where he was served with a Notice of Intent /Decision to Reinstate Prior Order. On Sept. 16, 2009, he was removed to the Dominican Republic for a third time.
Although his most recent charge is a misdemeanor, Suarez has a more serious criminal history dating back to 1997. In January 1997, he was convicted of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree in violation of New York State Penal Law (NYSPL) section 220.16. April 2002, he was convicted for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree in violation of NYSPL section 220.06. In November 2006, he was convicted for Attempted Assault in the Second Degree in violation of NYSPL section 120.05(03). In September 2008, Suarez was convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas for violation of Supervised Release and sentenced to incarceration to run consecutively to his New York State sentence.”
Thomas R. Decker, ICE’s New York field office director for Enforcement and Removal Operations was none too pleased the way this case was handled in the past and he made that very clear saying,
“This is the case of another criminal alien, a felon, who was released back into the streets. Politics and rhetoric are not what keep the people of this great city safe. ICE is committed to maintaining and strengthening its relationship with local law enforcement. We also welcome changes to the city’s present detainer policies in the interest of public safety and national security.”
This is what happens when sanctuary cities refuse to honor and abide by the laws set forth. They have nobody to blame but themselves. It’s a new time and a new era and illegal immigration is no longer going to be incentivized.
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