ICE has issued three subpoenas against the state of Connecticut over three illegal aliens that ICE placed detainers on but that were released back onto the streets.
All three had previous felony convictions.
Are they protecting them because illegal aliens are committing crimes that Americans refuse to commit? These are known felons that are being released that are sure to make victims again.
This is part of a new effort by ICE to force sanctuary cities and states to share information with ICE and the DHS.
Furthermore, ICE is promising that more subpoenas are on the way.
I would think that this comes down to the supremacy clause in the Constitution that gives the federal government laws priority over state laws when the Constitution grants immigration enforcement to the feds.
Todd Lyons, the acting field office director of ICE’s Boston office said :
“It’s unfortunate that elected officials in Connecticut seem unable to grasp the public safety threat posed by the criminal illegal aliens these officials are attempting to shield.”
“These are the same criminals who’ve already been arrested for crimes by state and/or local law enforcement, often perpetrated against the very immigrant communities these officials claim to be protecting. Despite these short-sighted, reckless ‘sanctuary-for-criminal-aliens’ policies, ICE will continue to use all available legal tools to safeguard the public.”
A 31-year-old Honduran national living illegally in the U.S. was convicted of second-degree manslaughter following a hit-and-run incident in 2016 in the state. The individual was released in January 2020 by the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections, despite an ICE detainer lodged against him and a final order of removal by an immigration judge.
A 20-year-old Guatemalan national living in the country illegally was arrested in the state and convicted of third-degree burglary and second-degree robbery charges in October 2019. Despite ICE lodging a detainer against him, the Connecticut Department of Corrections released him in January 2020.
The final individual, a 21-year-old Dominican national living unlawfully in the U.S., was convicted of two counts of possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Like the aforementioned people, the individual was released by the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections despite an ICE detainer for him.