Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old illegal Guyanese migrant, has been charged in the murder of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes in New York City. Khan was arrested in November for stabbing his father and possession of a weapon, but was then released after arraignment by NYC authorities in spite of a detainer request by ICE.
On January 6, Khan was arrested for the attack on the elderly Fuertes, who was sexually assaulted and died from a variety of injuries including a broken spine after being thrown to the ground.
ICE officials blamed the sanctuary policy of NYC Mayor de Blasio for the crime. Thomas Decker of the New York ICE field office said, “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.”
NYPD officials initially denied ever receiving the November detainer request and criticized the Trump administration for “politicizing this tragedy.” ICE responded by pointing out that it had a “fax confirmation receipt showing that the detainer request was sent to the NYPD’s Queens Central Booking unit at 7:41 a.m. on Nov. 27.”
Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence tweeted, “ICE could’ve wallpapered the precinct with detainers & #NYPD would still not have honored them.”
So-called sanctuary cities and states around the country are increasingly seeing outbreaks of lawlessness from criminal aliens. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted, “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.”
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said in regard to the emerging breakdown of law on both coasts: “Couple [alien sanctuaries] with the felon-friendly policies . . . in New York and absolutely here in California, and you have mayhem. You have Gotham City.”
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