California jail 'sanctuary' policy leads to double homicide
Federal law enforcement announced the arrest of a thrice-deported illegal immigrant who now stands accused of murdering two people after a California county jail allowed him to leave against the wishes of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In a statement released Wednesday, ICE blamed the Santa Clara County Jail for ignoring a retainer for Fernando de Jesus Lopez-Garcia and releasing "a dangerous criminal alien back into the community."
"ICE maintains cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes," read a statement from the agency. "Unfortunately, due to these dangerous sanctuary laws, two more people lost their lives, Nov. 22., allegedly at the hands of a criminal alien and repeat felon, lives that may have been saved had multiple previous immigration detainers been honored."
Officials said Lopez-Garcia is charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, battery on a spouse, and violation of a protective order. Police said they responded to calls about a stabbing that took place at a church, and one caller told dispatchers that there was "blood everywhere."
When this happens consideration should be given to charging officials responsible for sanctuary policies as accessories to the crime. Democrats who oppose deportation and arrest for immigration law violations