Illinois Sanctuary County Released 1,000 Criminal Illegal Aliens into US in 2019
County frees 1,070 criminal illegal aliens back into neighboring communities
More than 1,000 criminal illegal aliens have been released back into American communities by the sanctuary county of Cook County, Illinois, during 2019, according to federal data.
The county freed around 1,070 criminal illegal aliens back into neighboring communities in fiscal year 2019, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
ICE official Henry Lucero said in a statement:
“The most concerning issue about working in an area that refuses to cooperate with ICE is not only that we do not know which criminal aliens are being released from custody, but the public doesn’t know either."
ICE officials highlighted specific cases of illegal aliens Rasheed Abass, a 50-year-old from South Africa, and Kennete Acevedo Ortiz, a 28-year-old from Nicaragua, who have released Cook County custody despite ICE requesting they been turned over for arrest and deportation.
In 2019, Abass was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
He was then charged with assault the following month.
ICE requested that Abass be turned over to them following each arrest, but their requests were ignored, and he was promptly freed back into the community.
In 2018, Ortiz was arrested for drunk driving, then domestic violence in 2019, and finally in March 2019 for failure to appear in court.
Oritz first hit a 42-year-old man, before hitting 56-year-old Barbara Gaulke and her friend, 64-year-old Sandra Forscht.
Once again, ICE requested the illegal alien be turned over to them after each arrest.
ICE officials reported similar cases:
On Dec. 3, 2018, ICE lodged a detainer with the Cook County Jail on Rokas Ablacinskas, a 22-year-old citizen of Lithuania, following his arrest for attempted murder, aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60 and aggravated battery in a public place. Without notifying ICE, the Cook County Jail released Ablacinskas Sept. 17, 2019, and he remains at large in the community. [Emphasis added]
An illegal alien that was caught with enough fentanyl that could potentially kill half a million Americans has been sentenced to more than six years in prison— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) September 11, 2019
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On Dec. 10, 2018, ICE lodged a detainer with the Cook County Jail on Isidro Ramirez-Hernandez, a 52-year-old citizen of Mexico, following his arrest for aggravated domestic battery and strangulation. Despite an active immigration detainer, the Cook County Jail released Ramirez-Hernandez March 18, 2019, and he remains at large in the community. [Emphasis added]
On Aug. 10, 2019, ICE lodged a detainer with the Cook County Jail on Mahmoud Abu Maghli, a 27-year-old citizen of Jordan, following his arrest by the Burbank (Illinois) Police Department for recklessly discharging a firearm. He remains in the Cook County Jail where, under existing sanctuary laws, he will be released into the community. [Emphasis added]
In December last year, Neon Nettle reported that a Sanctuary city was protecting a Mexican national illegally living in the U.S. after being accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit and run accident despite him being previously deported six times.
Denver officials have refused to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement after releasing Juan Sanchez.
If Sanchez can make bond, he will be allowed back into the community and continue to pose a threat to the general public.
But when the City and County of Denver were questioned about Sanchez’s case, it just reiterated its position on transferring custody of illegal aliens.