A previously arrested illegal immigrant who was released thanks to sanctuary city laws has been accused of murdering a 92-year-old woman, according to authorities.
Sadly, this is just one more example of our broken immigration system at work. Also, this happened in socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district. Also, this happened in socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's district.
U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) announced it had lodged a detainer for an illegal immigrant from Guyana who was arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and charged with murdering and sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman from Queens. The illegal immigrant, Reeaz Khan, 21, was previously arrested in November after allegedly attacking his own father with a broken coffee mug. Khan was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. ICE lodged a detainer following Khan's arrest back in November, but sanctuary laws in New York City appear to have caused the criminal's release back into the community. Now, Khan faces new charges, including murder and sexual abuse against a person incapable of consent.
According to The New York Times, the NYPD initially denied receiving an ICE detainer following Khan's previous arrest in November, but ICE released a copy of the fax transmission form on Wednesday, dated November 27, that was appended to the original detainer. According to the report, the city's sanctuary policy still requires officials to turn over criminals convicted of "violent and serious" crimes to ICE as long as ICE meets certain legal and due process requirements. It wasn't clear why the NYPD failed to turn Khan over following his arrest in November.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers assigned to the Criminal Alien Program lodged a detainer with the New York Police Department (NYPD), following their arrest of a suspect in the murder of a 92-year-old resident of Richmond Hill, New York.
Reeaz Khan, 21, an unlawfully present Guyanese national, was arrested Jan. 10 by the NYPD and charged with murder, sexual abuse, contact by forcible compulsion, and sexual abuse against a person incapable of consent. Khan was previously released from local law enforcement custody in November 2019 with an active detainer, due to New York City’s sanctuary policies.
“It is made clear that New York City’s stance against honoring detainers is dangerously flawed. It was a deadly choice to release a man on an active ICE detainer back onto the streets after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ERO New York. “New York City’s sanctuary policies continue to threaten the safety of all residents of the five boroughs, as they repeatedly protect criminal aliens who show little regard for the laws of this nation. In New York City alone, hundreds of arrestees are released each month with pending charges and/or convictions to return back into the communities where they committed their crimes, instead of being transferred into the custody of ICE. Clearly the politicians care more about criminal illegal aliens than the citizens they are elected to serve and protect.”
On Nov. 27, Khan was arrested by the NYPD for the charges of assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. On that same date, ERO deportation officers lodged a detainer with the NYPD. The detainer was not honored, and Khan was released following arraignment.
When local Democrat politicians pass sanctuary laws for criminal illegal aliens, the most vulnerable in our communities are forced to pay the price. This 91-year-old woman never stood a chance. Blame Mayor Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg for building this death machine.