Illegal alien released in NJ charged with triple murder in Missouri
WASHINGTON, DC - November 12, 2018
A liberal-minded public, mostly Democrats, actively and sometimes violently support the concept of sanctuary cities. Lawyers for the human rights organization ACLU filed a lawsuit to challenge the president’s new asylum ban. “Neither the president nor his cabinet can override the clear commands of our law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do. We’ll see him in court,” they tweeted.
Liberals organize mass protests and cry from TV screens and from the pages of mainstream media about the rights of migrants and about their hard lives, while stigmatizing crime, violence, drugs, gangs—scolding all at once and simultaneously, as if all these phenomena have only one reason. Of course, there is one thing in common, and that is illegal migrants, whose rights are so actively protected by liberals. But all these advocates of sanctuary policies really don't care if you live or die.
An illegal alien, arrested in New Jersey in December 2017 on domestic battery charges, was released by local authorities even after ICE requested a detainer on him. Luis Rodrigo Perez then made his way to Missouri, where earlier this month he went on a murder spree, killing three people in two days.
The Washington Times reports:
“Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country—and three innocent people might be alive today,” said Corey Price, acting ICE Executive Associate Director.
John Tsoukaris, ICE’s Deportation Operations Field Director in Newark, New Jersey, called Middlesex County’s policy “reckless.”
He said Perez had a history of violence and would have been a clear candidate for cooperation.
Middlesex officials reject the notion that they are to blame, pointing the finger at ICE instead.
In a statement, the county government rejected blame and said it was ICE that dropped the ball.
Officials said they have repeatedly told ICE they will only cooperate in some instances, such as someone convicted of a “first or second degree offense.” They said Perez’s case didn’t reach that level.
“Instead, ICE officials chose to do nothing, which places all responsibility of Mr. Perez’s actions squarely upon ICE,” the county government said in a statement.
So if Perez had been charged with a first-degree felony, they would have held him indefinitely? If you believe that, I've got a bridge over the Chicago River I can sell you.
The fact that he was illegal and proven violent should have been enough to assure his indefinite detention. But under sanctuary laws, drunk driving, slapping around your girlfriend, and other “lesser” offenses aren't enough to protect the people from violent criminals.
The bottom line is that sanctuary policy advocates are willing to accept a certain number of murders, rapes, assaults, and other violent crimes committed by illegal aliens. Their argument is that most illegals are law abiding and that most felonies committed by illegals shouldn't disqualify them from being here.
But I don't think the loved ones of the three Missouri residents murdered by Mr. Perez would agree with this. I don’t believe that we can afford to have a few American citizens murdered so that we uphold the idea that all are welcome here even if they're violent criminals who end up turning children into orphans or wives into widows. To liberals, it's worth the price. As for us, it’s a crime. What about you?