ICE Wants Answers in NYC

ICE Wants Answers in NYC

( – Two days after an illegal immigrant was indicted in the sexual assault and murder of a 92-year-old woman in New York City, ICE has started issuing subpoenas.

Sanctuary Policies

The subpoenas are being used in an attempt to get information that New York City has refused to provide ICE because of their harmful sanctuary polices.

According to an announcement on their website, four immigration subpoenas were filed on Friday, Jan. 17, with the New York Department of Corrections, asking for information on illegal aliens who were arrested for various crimes in New York City. So far, the Department of Corrections has refused to hold illegal immigrants for ICE to pick up or let them know their release dates.

Violent Histories

The immigrants that ICE is trying to keep track of all have violent histories. A citizen from El Salvador who was arrested for assault was released from Rikers after ICE issued a detainer that was ignored. A 39-year-old from Mexico was arrested on drug charges and released. He previously served over four years for importing methamphetamine. Another man from Mexico was arrested earlier this month for attempted rape. ICE issued a detainer for him as well but he was released after posting bail.

In fact, Reeaz Khan, the man charged with murdering the 92-year-old woman in New York, was only free because a detainer lodged against him in November was ignored.


Henry Lucero, the acting Deputy Executive Associate Director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations said:

“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.”

It’s been proven all across the country that sanctuary policies aren’t protecting the good people, they’re protecting dangerous criminals who are being given a get-out-of-jail-free card. Until sanctuary cities are a thing of the past, our communities won’t be safe.

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