Illegal Alien Charged with Murdering 92-Year-Old in New York ‘Sanctuary City'
Reeaz Khan, 21, is set to face a grand jury after he was charged with murder
An illegal alien, who was charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a 92-year-old woman in New York, has brought the city's sanctuary city policy into question, again.
Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old illegal alien from Guyana, who outstayed his Visa, is set to face a grand jury after he was charged with sexually assaulting and strangling 92-year-old Maria Fuertes to death on a sidewalk in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Residents told the New York Post Fuertes was beloved and a “lovely lady” of the community who was known for feeding local neighborhood cats.
Acting Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf tweeted Wednesday:
"There has been a complete breakdown of law & order in New York City.
“NYC proudly passed sanctuary city laws & bragged about it for months."
"But now they, & more importantly, the citizens of NYC are facing the deadly consequences of the sanctuary policies,” Wolf added.
Khan reportedly told detectives that he found Fuertes lying on the ground and was trying to help when he “fell down, his belt broke, his pants fell down, and his penis fell near her vagina.”
Khan currently holds no immigration status, making him an illegal alien, as his B-2 visa expired three years ago.
Khan was shielded from deportation by New York state’s sanctuary policy that protects criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
There has been a complete breakdown of law & order in New York City. NYC proudly passed sanctuary city laws & bragged about it for months. But now they, & more importantly, the citizens of NYC are facing the deadly consequences of the sanctuary policies. https://t.co/esXd5yYi1Q— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 16, 2020
"It is the height of hypocrisy for NYC to blame ICE for this tragic crime. The mayor & police chief have continually celebrated that they don’t honor ICE detainers, & to deflect the criticism for this completely preventable murder is incredibly disingenuous & shameful... (1/2) pic.twitter.com/zTQIBIfoR9— ICE (@ICEgov) January 15, 2020
The last time crime was as low in New York City as it is right now, the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and your boss was in Queens — and in diapers. If you’re serious about keeping our country safe, quit spreading lies about the good work of the NYPD. https://t.co/cfua03lGWn— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 16, 2020
Last year, the New York Police Department (NYPD) charged Khan with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Following the arrest, ICE agents filed a request for Khan to be turned over to them for deportation, but it was ignored.
Two months later, Khan murdered Fuertes.
“It is made clear that New York City’s stance against honoring detainers is dangerously flawed,” ICE official Thomas Decker said in a statement.
“It was a deadly choice to release a man on an active ICE detainer back onto the streets after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city's Sanctuary policy claiming it makes New Yorkers safer.
He also noted that there are 177 crimes that do trigger cooperation with law enforcement.