Monday, November 12, 2018
Illegal alien kills 3 after release by sanctuary custody
An illegal immigrant accused of a triple murder in Missouri was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges, authorities said, putting the spotlight on the conflict between local and immigration authorities nationwide.
Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a native of Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting 2 men and wounding 2 others on November 1 and fatally shooting a woman the next day.
He was being held on domestic violence charges at the Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey in December 2017 and was released in February, NJ.com reported.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they placed a detainer on Perez while he was in custody, but the request wasn't honored nor was the agency notified when he was let go, said Corey Price, acting executive director of ICE.
"Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing 3 people," Price said. "Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would've been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and 3 innocent people might be alive today.
"It's past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents," Price added.
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