• Ya Think? Local Law Enforcement Endangers Public by Releasing Illegal Immigrant Lawbreakers

    Daily Surge Summary: Local law enforcement are often refusing to uphold “detainer” order from ICE and in the process endangering the public by releasing illegal immigrant lawbreakers.

    By Jim Kouri,

    On Wednesday, while the nation prepared to hear President Donald Trump at a standing-room-only rally in North Carolina, his White House staff sent out a report to most of the nation’s organizations that represent local police chiefs, police officers, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, including the National Association of Chief of Police, Fraternal Order of Police, National Sheriffs Association, and others. It was a prequel to his presentation Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm (est) regarding the latest round of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) captures of criminal aliens.  (Video of the entire Trump Rally on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 is available below this news story.)

    While Trump addressed several topics such as the economy, terrorism, healthcare, and the dangers of socialism to Americans’ prosperity, his emailed message to the nation’s cops specifically addressed the immigration crisis, which many believe was — and continues to be — instigated by the Democratic Party. In fact, a growing number of Democrats are calling for the Homeland Security Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished and the building of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border abandoned.

    Trump and his Homeland Security Department team believe that cooperation between ICE and state and local law enforcement agencies is a necessary part to national security in order to identify and arrest removable aliens and defend the nation’s citizens and legal visitors.

    Not a day goes by without ICE placing detainers on suspects the agency believes are aliens who are removable from the United States and are currently in federal, state, and local law enforcement agency custody. Much of the time, these suspected illegal aliens are also responsible for murders, gangster activity, rapes, drug trafficking, gun-running, sex crimes involving adults and children, and participation in radical Islamic terrorism.

    “In response to such a detainer, cooperative law enforcement agencies will notify ICE as early as practicable (at least 48 hours, if possible) before an alien is released from the law enforcement agency’s custody. In addition, cooperating agencies will also maintain custody of the alien for a period not to exceed 48 hours beyond the time when he/she would otherwise have been released to allow ICE to assume custody. Upon taking custody, ICE is able to initiate removal proceedings and return the alien to his/her country of origin once a final order of removal has been issued by an immigration judge. Additionally, in cases where the alien has reentered the United States illegally after having been removed, ICE will reinstate the prior order of removal, and remove the alien,” states the White House message.

    While many jurisdictions across the country cooperate with ICE’s detainers and work closely with the agency to ensure the safety of local communities, in some cases, state or local laws, ordinances, or policies restrict or prohibit cooperation between local law enforcement and ICE. 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.

    The following is a list of illegal alien cases in which local law enforcement ignored ICE “detainers” and allowed dangerous felons to return to U.S. streets:

    • A 32-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on May 18, 2016 by the Santa Clara Police Department for Driving Under the Influence and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On May 19, 2016, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On December 31, 2017, he was arrested by the San Jose Police Department for Possession of a Controlled Substanceand booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On January 2, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On February 18, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Jose Police Department for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On February 20, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but it was not honored, and he was released. On April 29, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Jose Police Department for Possession of a Controlled SubstancePossession of Controlled Substance ParaphernaliaAppropriating Lost Property, and False ID to a Peace Officer and booked into the Santa Clara Jail. On April 30, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 30-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on January 7, 2018 by the Los Angeles Police Department for Possession of a Controlled Substance. On January 7, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released. On February 26, 2018, he was again arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for Murder, and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail, where as of the writing of this report, he remains in custody. ICE has issued another detainer.

     

    • A 21-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on January 12, 2018 by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office for Felony in Possession of Firearmand booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. On January 13, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 7, 2018, he was again arrested by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office for Carrying a Stolen Loaded Firearm and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. On April 8, 2018, ICE issued a detainer and on May 3, 2018, ICE took custody of the subject from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. On the same date, ICE physically removed him to Mexico.

     

    • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on January 16, 2018 by the Oxnard Police Department for Possessing a Firearm/Possession of Ammunitionand booked into the Ventura County Jail. On January 17, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and she was released. On April 2, 2018, she was arrested by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for BurglaryPossession of a Controlled SubstanceTrespassPossession of Burglary ToolsUnlawful Possession of Paraphernalia, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and booked into the Ventura County Jail. On April 3, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but it was not honored, and she was released. On October 17, 2018, she was again arrested by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for BurglaryPossession of Burglary ToolsPossession of a Controlled Substance, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and booked into the Ventura County Jail. On October 17, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, and on October 19, 2018, ICE took custody of the subject and removed her from the country.

     

    • A 28-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office on December 8, 2017, in San Luis Obispo County for a Probation Violationand booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. On December 9, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On January 16, 2018, he was arrested for Rape and Threatening Crime with Intent to Terrorize and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. On January 17, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was again released. On January 23, 2018, he was arrested at large by ICE officers in Los Angeles, California, and was physically removed from the United States to Mexico on October 4, 2018.

     

    • A 38-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on January 17, 2018, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff for Battery on Spouse/Ex-spouse/Date/etc. On January 17, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 14, 2018, he was again arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugsand booked into the Los Angeles County Jail. On April 14, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and, as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 41-year-old citizen of Honduras was arrested on January 31, 2018 by the San Francisco Police Department for BurglaryObstructing a Public Officer, and Appropriating Lost Propertyand booked into the San Francisco County Jail. ICE issued a detainer on January 31, 2018, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 4, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Transporting and Selling a Narcotic Controlled Substance and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On April 5, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but, as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at-large.

     

    • A 24-year-old citizen of El Salvador was arrested on December 13, 2017 by the Los Angeles Police Department for Taking a Vehicle without the Owner’s Consent. On February 5, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On February 8, 2018, he was again arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Taking a Vehicle without the Owner’s Consentand booked into the Los Angeles County Jail. On April 24, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, as of the writing of this report,

     

    • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on February 13, 2018 by the Beverly Hills Police Department for BurglaryPossession of Burglary Tools, and Criminal Conspiracy, and transferred to the Los Angeles County Jail. On February 13, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 13, 2018, he was arrested by the Newton Police Department for Attempted Murder. On April 14, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but believes the alien was released and remains at large.

     

    • A 35-year-old citizen of Mexico, who was previously removed by ICE on March 3, 2009, was arrested on February 17, 2018 by the San Jose Police Department for Larcenyand booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On February 20, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 1, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Jose Police Department for Accessory Before the Fact (Larceny) and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On April 3, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was again released. On April 6, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Jose Police Department for Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. He was released before a detainer could be issued, and as of the writing of this report, ICE believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 23-year-old citizen of Honduras was arrested on February 20, 2018 by the San Francisco Police Department for Receiving Known Stolen PropertyFalse Identification to Specific Peace OfficersPossession of Burglary Tools, and Vehicle Theftand booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On February 20, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 18, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department on an outstanding warrant for Second Degree BurglaryPossession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Vehicle Theft and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On April 18, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On April 30, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for BurglaryPossession of Unlawful Paraphernalia and Possession of Burglary Tools and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On May 1, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On August 10, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Operating a Bike on a RoadwayBike Headlight Violation and Taking a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On August 11, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On September 14, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for TrespassingPossession of Unlawful ParaphernaliaLocal Ordinance Violation and Taking a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On September 14, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On September 28, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Possession of a Stolen VehicleTaking a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent (three counts), Evading a Peace OfficerVehicle Theft and Driving without a License and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On September 28, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On November 16, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Taking a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent (two counts) and Burglary in the Second Degree and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On November 16, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On December 10, 2018, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Taking a Vehicle without Consent (two counts) and Burglary in the Second Degree and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On December 10, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On January 3, 2019, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Possession of Burglary Tools and Tampering with a Vehicle and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On January 3, 2019, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored. On January 21, 2019, he was again arrested by the San Francisco Police Department for Burglary in the First DegreePossession of Burglary Tools (two counts), Taking a Vehicle without Consent (two counts), Burglary in the Second Degree and booked into the San Francisco County Jail. On January 21, 2019, ICE issued another detainer, as of the writing of this report.

     

    • A 32-year-old citizen of Mexico, who was previously removed by ICE on June 3, 2009, was arrested on December 28, 2017, by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for Shoplifting, and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On December 29, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On February 25, 2018, he was again arrested for Burglaryand Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On February 26, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but it was not honored, and he was released. On November 26, 2018, he was again arrested for Inflict Corporal Injury on SpouseViolation of Probation, and Shoplifting, and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On November 27, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on March 1, 2018, by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) for Vehicle Theftand booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On March 1, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and on March 2, 2018, he was released. On April 6, 2018, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Burglary Tools and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On April 7, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 30, 2018, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Vehicle TheftPossession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, and Possession of Burglary Tools and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On May 1, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On January 11, 2019, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription. On January 16, 2019, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and, as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 25-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on March 11, 2018 by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholand booked into the Ventura County Jail. On March 11, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 2, 2018, he was again arrested by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and booked into the Ventura County Jail. On April 3, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On September 1, 2018, he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and was booked into the Ventura County Jail. On September 1, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and is at large.

     

    • A 23-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on March 29, 2018 by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouseand booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On March 29, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 11, 2018, he was again arrested for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On April 11, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On January 16, 2019, he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On January 16, 2019, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

     

    • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on November 9, 2016 by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) for Receiving Known Stolen Propertyand Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On November 10, 2016, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On January 25, 2017, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Trespassing and Obstructing a Police Officer and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On January 26, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but on March 26, 2017, he was again released without providing ICE the opportunity to assume custody. On April 16, 2017, he was arrested by the SJPD for Possession of Burglary Tools and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On April 18, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but on August 28, 2017, it was not honored, and he was released. On March 1, 2018, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Vehicle Theft and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On March 1, 2018, ICE issued another detainer, but on March 2, 2018, he was released. On April 6, 2018, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Burglary Tools and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On April 7, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 30, 2018, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Vehicle TheftPossession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, and Possession of Burglary Tools, and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On May 1, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but it was not honored, and he was released. On January 11, 2019, he was again arrested by the SJPD for Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. On January 16, 2019, ICE issued another detainer, as of the writing of this report.

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    Conservative Base‘s editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist,  and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show. He’s the author of two books: “Crime Talk: Conversations with America’s Top Law Enforcement Officers” and “Assume the Position: Police Science for Journalists and Screenwriters.”


    Jim Kouri

    Jim Kouri

    Conservative Base's editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist,  and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show. He's the author of two books: "Crime Talk: Conversations with America's Top Law Enforcement Officers" and "Assume the Position: Police Science for Journalists and Screenwriters."

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