Sanctuary Cities Undermine the Law
“On Jan, 6, 2020, 92-year-old Maria Fuentes was raped and murdered by Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old illegal immigrant in New York City. But this tragedy was entirely preventable,” Scott Brady, a U.S. Attorney in Pennsylvania, writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“In fact, Khan should have been in custody at the time because six weeks earlier Khan was jailed and arrested for domestic violence charges. Because he was in the country illegally, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filed a detainer that requested that the jail give ICE prior notice and the opportunity to detain Khan before the jail released him. Rather than honoring this request, New York officials released Khan. Had they honored the detainer, Ms. Fuentes might still be alive today.”