ICE Escalates Fight With NYC’s Sanctuary Laws, Slaps City With Subpoenas

The Daily Caller | 1/19/2020 | Staff
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) subpoenaed New York City for information on several illegal aliens, ratcheting up its fight with the city’s sanctuary policies.

ICE issued four separate immigration subpoenas Friday with the New York Department of Corrections, the agency announced in a press release. While such an action is not common, ICE declared that it is forced to take this measure because the city’s authorities refuse to cooperate with its agency.

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“Like any law enforcement agency, we are used to modifying our tactics as criminals shift their strategies; but it’s disheartening that we must change our practices and jump through so many hoops with partners who are restricted by sanctuary laws passed by politicians with a dangerous agenda,” Henry Lucero, the acting deputy executive associate director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, said in a statement released Saturday.

When a criminal illegal alien is placed into local custody, NYC police are explicitly ordered to ignore any ICE detainer requests placed on those individuals — prompting critics to brand NYC as a “sanctuary city.” NYC in 2019 ignored thousands of detainer requests, leading to countless criminal illegal aliens being released back into the community.

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ICE subpoenaed for information on the following illegal aliens: a 21-year-old Guyanese national accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 92-year-old woman; a 26-year-0ld Salvadoran national arrested for assault and wanted in his home country for homicide; a 38-year-old Mexican national arrested for attempted rape and other crimes; and a 38-year-old Mexican national arrested on drug charges.

All of these individuals had been arrested by NYC authorities, but were later...
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