Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in the Pacific Northwest are taking the uncommon step of criticizing Washington state’s new sanctuary state law and offering detailed examples of the risk they believe it presents to the general public.
The workplace just recently provided a press release which lists 7 cases in which ICE asked for detainers on criminal illegal aliens being kept in local jails and those demands were disregarded, numerous with terrible effects.
According to ICE, Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was detained last January for murder and dismembering his victim. It occurred simply months after Ramos was launched from a Washington prison in spite of ICE’s request for a migration detainer and notice of his pending release, neither of which were honored.
ICE also points out the case of Mexican nationwide Martin Gallo-Gallardo, who was in a Clackamas County Oregon jail. The declaration said jail authorities disregarded ICE’s ask for an immigration detainer and alert of release. Gallardo was launched and within months was re-arrested, this time for supposedly killing his other half.
The most recent case includes Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, who was likewise in the U.S. illegally. He was convicted of raping a wheelchair-bound Seattle female twice. He was sentenced to time served and launched, under the judge’s order that he self-deport back to Mexico. King County Constable’s officials state he ultimately did go back to Mexico, but not before attacking his victim a 3rd time.
Meantime, Washington state simply passed what some immigration advocates are calling the strongest sanctuary state law in the country. It prohibits regional prisons and state jails from honoring ICE immigration detainers and even avoids corrections authorities from even letting ICE know about the pending release of a criminal prohibited immigrant. The law likewise instructs the attorney general of the United States to draft new guidelines restricting ICE agents from making immigration arrests at court houses and medical facilities.
In signing the law, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee apparently said, “We will not be complicit in the Trump administration’s depraved efforts to break up hard-working immigrant and refugee families.”
Now, ICE’s Deputy Director of the Seattle Field Office, Bryan Wilcox, states the law is putting lives in jeopardy.
” I think we’ve sort of hit a critical mass and this statute that the state passed is one action too far,” said Wilcox in an interview with Fox News.