Murder, Rape, Assault, Burglary: 6 Examples of California’s Sanctuary Policies Leading to More Crimes

California flag liberal state democrat free speech left climate sanctuary crimesIllegal immigrants released by local police in California after their arrests for minor offenses go on to be charged with more serious crimes such as murder, rape, and assault, according to a new government report.

Those crimes could have been prevented if these sanctuary jurisdictions had turned over those accused to federal immigration officials for deportation, the report suggests.

In one case, police in San Francisco arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras again and again over nine months as he repeatedly was released and then booked again for more offenses rather than turned over to federal officials.

The cases are documented in the newly published quarterly Declined Detainer Report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement covering January, February, and March 2018.

The report focuses solely on California jurisdictions, although most large municipalities across the country adopted “sanctuary” policies that prohibit local law enforcement from assisting federal immigration authorities. California is a sanctuary state.

When ICE determines an illegal immigrant accused of a criminal offense is in police custody, the agency issues a detainer. The paperwork is supposed to ensure the alleged offender will be transferred to federal authorities at the conclusion of his or her time in the local jail, instead of being released.

But sanctuary jurisdictions—as a matter of policy—ignore the detainers, which in some cases means the criminal illegal immigrants are released and able to commit new crimes rather than be deported.

The report says:

Additionally, some jurisdictions willfully decline to honor ICE detainers and refuse to timely notify ICE of an alien’s release, and may do so even when an alien has a criminal record. Unfortunately, a number of aliens who have been released under these circumstances have gone on to commit additional crimes, including violent felonies. ICE maintains that most of these crimes could have been prevented if ICE had been able to assume custody of these aliens and remove them from the country in accordance with federal immigration laws.

ICE released the report as the agency seeks to deport illegal immigrants whose cases were adjudicated and who received final deportation orders.

Numerous mayors have vowed not to cooperate with ICE enforcement actions. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, with Police Chief Michel Moore at his side, told illegal immigrants over the weekend:  “Your city is on your side.”

Critics of ICE’s current enforcement actions say, among other things, that the Trump administration should focus on criminal illegal immigrants.

The new report notes an irony to the outcome of sanctuary policies.

“Ultimately, a jurisdiction’s decision to ignore ICE detainers increases the need for ICE’s presence in communities and requires additional resources to locate and arrest removable aliens,” the report says.

Among local law enforcement agencies cited in the ICE report is the San Francisco Police Department, which repeatedly arrested the Honduran man on various criminal charges.

“The San Francisco Police Department does not enforce immigration laws and department policy prohibits SFPD members from placing administrative immigration holds or detainers on arrestees,” Sgt. Michael Andraychak told The Daily Signal in an email, citing this policy. “SFPD does not receive and is not involved in receiving or placing civil/immigration detainers lodged by ICE.

The Daily Signal sought comment from each local law enforcement agency mentioned in this story. Only the San Francisco Police Department responded as of publication time.

Here are six examples of multiple crimes committed by individual offenders cited in the ICE report.

1. Murder Charge in Los Angeles

On Jan. 7, 2018, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested and charged a 30-year-old Mexican man with possession of a controlled substance.

Because he was in the country illegally, ICE issued a detainer order on the day of the arrest. The LAPD didn’t honor the detainer and released the man.

On Feb. 26, 2018, the LAPD arrested and charged him again, but this time for murder. ICE issued another detainer, but the man remained in local custody as of the writing of the agency’s report.

2. Release Before Alleged Rape

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a  28-year-old Mexican man on Dec. 8, 2017, charging him with a probation violation.

The next day, ICE issued a detainer that the sheriff’s office did not honor, according to ICE, and he was released.

Little more than a month later, on Jan. 16, 2018, the man was arrested and charged with rape and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize. The next day, ICE issued another detainer, which the sheriff’s office again ignored.

The sheriff’s office released the man, but this time he didn’t go free. ICE arrested him in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2018. On Oct. 4, 2018, the government removed him from the United States and sent him back to Mexico.

3. Multiple Arrests, No Deportation

Perhaps the most arrests for a single individual in the fiscal year came for a 23-year-old Honduran man, who was repeatedly arrested, jailed, and released in San Francisco as law enforcement ignored ICE detainers.

The San Francisco Police Department first booked the man on Feb. 20, 2018, for receiving stolen property, showing false identification to police, possessing burglary tools, and stealing a vehicle.

Police then arrested him on April 18, 2018, on an outstanding warrant for second-degree burglary, possessing burglary tools, possessing a controlled substance, and stealing a vehicle.

Not even a month later, on April 30, police picked up the man again on charges of burglary, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, and possessing burglary tools.

His next arrest came Aug. 10, on charges of operating a bicycle on a roadway, breaking a headlight law, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

On Sept. 14, the Honduran man was arrested again on charges including trespassing, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Two weeks later, on Sept. 28, police arrested him on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, evading a peace officer, stealing a vehicle, driving without a license, and three counts of taking a vehicle without consent.

Police next arrested the illegal immigrant Nov. 16 on charges of second-degree burglary and two counts of taking a vehicle without consent.

Police then arrested him Dec. 10 for two counts of taking a vehicle without consent and second-degree burglary, and Jan. 3, 2019, for possessing burglary tools and tampering with a vehicle.

A few weeks later, on Jan. 21, police arrested the Honduran man on charges of first-degree and second-degree burglary, two counts of possessing burglary tools, and two counts of taking a vehicle without consent.

Had San Francisco turned over the illegal immigrant to ICE after his first arrest in February 2018, the report suggests, it’s likely the government would have deported him and the San Francisco Police Department would not have had to charge him in the course of nine arrests between April 2018 and January 2019.

4. Suspect in Assault at Large

The Beverly Hills Police Department charged a 26-year-old Mexican man with burglary, possession of burglary tools, and criminal conspiracy on Feb. 13, 2018. Police transferred him to the Los Angeles County Jail.

ICE issued a detainer that same day, but police released the illegal immigrant.

Two months later to the day, on April 13, 2018, police arrested the same man on a charge of attempted murder. ICE issued another detainer the next day.

Police again declined to turn over the man and released him. He remained at large as of the writing of the ICE report.

5. Released to Steal More Cars

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a 24-year-old man from El Salvador on Dec. 13, 2017, on a charge of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

ICE issued a detainer on Feb. 5, 2018, but Los Angeles law enforcement ignored it, according to the ICE report.

The LAPD released the man, but arrested and charged him again on Feb. 8, 2018, for possessing a controlled substance and taking a vehicle without consent.

ICE issued another detainer on April 24, 2018, but Los Angeles authorities ignored it and released the man.

6. Spouse Abuse, Avoidable Assault Charge 

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 23-year-old Mexican man on March 29, 2018, on a charge of inflicting corporal injury on his spouse.

ICE issued a detainer that same day, but Santa Cruz law enforcement released him.

He was arrested again on the same charge on April 11, 2018, but again local authorities didn’t honor an ICE detainer.

Authorities arrested the man on Jan. 16, 2019, charging him with driving under the influence of alcohol and assault with a deadly weapon.

ICE issued a detainer that same day, the report says, “but as of the writing of this report, [ICE] believes the alien has been released and remains at large.”

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Fred Lucas

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1 year ago

California’s governor Nuisance, nephew of Nancy Pelosi, is no longer just a nuisance but a threat to national security, and the well being and safety of the people of the State of California. Liberalism/Progressivism is a mental disorder of the most destructive kind.

Rick J.
1 year ago

All officials who hinder/prohibit cooperation with the feds need to be charged and prosecuted for
aiding and abetting criminal aliens. This would help stop the nonsense!!

1 year ago

California is the ‘Tip of the Spear’ for the anarchic insanity that the left and the democrat party has been marketing nation wide. A vote for these people is a vote for the complete destruction of America. Leftest, like minded people have been very successful in places like Venezuela. It remains to be seen if they can pull off the same kind of total destruction here in the USA. In my view. They are well on their way to taking our nation down permanently. I hope I am wrong. But it will require Americans to wake up before it is… Read more »

1 year ago

California, Once the Beautiful Golden State. Now, a cesspool of Liberalism’s.
Drug Addicts camping on the streets, CityParks, places to use drugs by injections. The Democratic leaders( I use that term loosely!) their own districts are a mess. My point is Stop Bad Mouthing our President Donald Trump! Ask The President for Help! Get your mess cleaned up! I am certain President Trump would respond kindly to your inquiry!

Paul W
1 year ago

Arrest and charge the governor, the appropriate mayors and police officials for violation of Article VI of the Constitution and accessory before the fact for these felonies. STOP PLAYING GAMES, ALREADY!!!

Dr. Ray Looker
1 year ago

There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant, they are criminal aliens and should be deported. Preferably let us change our language to correctly call them CRIMINAL ALIENS.

1 year ago

You get what you deserve when you think your state, city, and municipal areas are above the law. Houston mayor also said for illegals to hide during the raids. Criminal acts and the attacks are totally unacceptable, lower bail set for murderers and back on the streets in less than 24 hours, killing again. We have no idea how much more time before politicians and people not understanding or wanting to understand the need for laws to be followed that are already in place. Stop the ostrich politics, stop paying for no work done in congress and the state and… Read more »

1 year ago

My friend’s mother was raped and murdered by an illegal alien who stalked the victim and broke into her home to commit the crimes. He is being held by police due to severity of his crime. I feel we need to honor the system of ICE to deal with violent criminals, not let them go until they destroy life and endanger our society. It is idiotic to pretend we are being “compassionate” while the illegals continue in their criminal lifestyle.

1 year ago

California and all sanctuary states and cities should no longer receive any Federal tax dollars as long as they keep breaking the law. California’s governor is just as crazy as Pelosi. Neither of them are fit for any government office and should be removed. They are traders to our great nation.

Wendall Downward
1 year ago

Isn’t it about time that we start issuing Federal charges and warrants of arrest for these crimes committed by the Governor and so on down the line including mayors,Sherries,Police Chiefs and so on. And,if the DOJ is unwilling to do this then maybe it is time to declare a state of emergency and “clean house” in all of the places that refuse to enforce to uphold the law as they swore to do in their respective oaths of office. These people are the real terrorists within our borders. I could add additional but feel I have “rattled “ enough cages.… Read more »

Brenda Blunt
1 year ago

Since California insists on being a sanctuary state, they should lose all federal funding, protection, and any other assistance the federal government provides! California will have to handle and deal with these issues all on their own and the consequences!!!

Frank S.
1 year ago

If the voters keep electing foolish officials, they get what they deserve. The problem for the rest of us is that the illegals get to travel to other places where they can commit their crimes, and we have to pay the price. Ignore rule of law and you get chaos and anarchy. In who’s universe does this make sense? This is so frustrating.

William Middleton
1 year ago

How stupid the citizens of these communities must be, to vote for the same people or people with the same conception of how to govern. I urge them to vote with their wallets as well as the ballot box, get some one in office that will try to remedy these situations, enforce the LAWS of our country and protect the people that obey the laws and want to live without a double standard. If we break the law we pay a penalty! When illegals break the law they are set free to commit more crimes and hurt innocents. TIME TO… Read more »

1 year ago

The Californians deserve what they get, when they get sick and tired of it, they can vote for someone other than a Democrat, or they can list their house for sale, and take whatever they can get, which I am sure will be under market value. I don’t feel sorry for them in any way, they don’t deserve death, but neither did Kate Stienly.

Oren Player
1 year ago

Hey California. You elected these dirt bags who gave you all the crime from the sanctuary state, so just deal with it. Oh, by the way. Have a nice day.

1 year ago

Since these leftist “leaders” have no moral compass, it doesn’t surprise me that they don’t care about human life. They are the ones advocating for abortion at any stage aren’t they? Why would we think they care about how many Americans are hurt or murdered by illegal immigrants? They don’t care! That’s why these leftist “leaders” won’t do anything to help our ICE or any other government agency. I think these leftist “leaders” actually think they can control the illegal immigrants cuz they think everyone is stupid and gullible except them! When these illegal immigrant criminals, endanger their loved ones,… Read more »

1 year ago

Hmmmmm? I live in California, I am a conservative republican, vote republicans in to office but they are out voted by the Democrats that run my state. If the Dems want to give illegals all the rights of the rest of us, why don’t they give them the right to prison terms for their crimes, like the rest of us? I guess that wouldn’t be nice, so they’re let out of jail to commit more and more crimes. Doesn’t anyone in the state legislature see the insanity in this? Does anyone besides conservatives, care???????? God help us!!!!

Bill Hartwig
1 year ago

I resent having ICE continuing to spend my tax dollars on trying to enforce deportation laws in California. It obviously is a waste of staff time and tax dollars which could better be used elsewhere. They should just pull out of California and let the murderers, rapists, and other criminals run free as that is obviously what the citizens in California want.

Bob Nielsen
1 year ago

Gov. Newsom must be recalled, and as soon as possible. It’s sad that for the sake of politic, normally good people, for whatever reason, condone this cancer residing in CA state gov’t. We must wake up to the socialist activities perpetrated upon us by those in Sacramento, as well as mayors across this state to abet in this malicious activity. Only then can we enjoy the positive reputation this State once enjoyed. Regardless of whether our cities and towns across the State be large or small, no longer can we feel safe in our streets and neighborhoods. And health conditions?… Read more »

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

+ side to Illegal crime wave: Deter 2028 Games, No Games due to No tourism
Feel for victims though BUT Dems WONT do a Thing.
& People suffer.
Now extend Trend to 2028 Games pending

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