Jose Armenta-Vasquez, 39, an illegal alien from Mexico has been arrested 36 times, mostly for felonies and Denver Democrats ignored three separate detainers from ICE against him. Now, after all of that he is under arrest again for allegedly stabbing a Denver area judge multiple times, nearly killing him. Is it any wonder that so many people understand that Democrats are more loyal to illegal aliens than they will ever be to Americans.
Sanctuary cities, counties and states are seeing a strong upsurge in crime. And why not? If you are an illegal alien, there are no consequences for your crimes. A New York man has been arrested at least 141 times. I guess we need more illegal aliens to commit crimes Americans aren't willing to commit. Since they are freed without bail, does that make them undocumented felons? Guest crooks?
The detainer requests remain a sore subject in an ongoing feud between the city of Denver and ICE. Denver city officials have repeatedly said they cannot continue to hold anyone — no matter their immigration status — without a signed order from a judge.
ICE leadership, on the other hand, has repeatedly criticized the city of Denver for not being more cooperative with its detainer requests.
When an inmate under a detainer request leaves the Denver jail — in lieu of bond, for example — Denver has elected only to give ICE what amounts to a short "heads up" via fax of the imminent release. Sometimes the fax comes a half-hour before release, and sometimes it comes a few hours before release, according to documents.
"They're not allowing us to assume custody in their jails," ICE Deputy Executive Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Henry Lucero said on Fox News last month with regard to Denver's practices.
Denver is not the only jurisdiction in the U.S. that has adopted sanctuary practices that ultimately put the public at risk.
A recent Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report found that sanctuary policies employed in jurisdictions around the country have amounted to more than 17,000 illegal aliens being at large as of last year.