New York, NY (January 20, 2020)--Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a list of nine 'fugitive' illegal immigrants they say have been 'released in New York communities' as part of the controversial city sanctuary policy.
ICE also named six more who may also be freed, whose charges include murder and child rape, despite their deportation requests.
'Dangerous criminals are being released every single day in New York", said Henry Lucero, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.
It comes after acting ICE director, Matthew Albence, told a news conference in Manhattan on Friday that city leaders had blood on their hands after the death of 92-year-old Queens woman Maria Fuertas.
ICE officials said the city had released the woman's alleged attacker, Reeaz Khan, 21, on earlier assault charges rather than turn him over for deportation. Khan was charged with murder January 10 and remains in custody.
'It is this city's sanctuary policies that are the sole reason this criminal was allowed to roam the streets freely and end an innocent woman's life,' Albence said, adding: 'It's unbelievable that I have to come here and plead with the city of New York to cooperate with us to help keep this city safe.'
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