Ideology over child safety: ICE captures illegal alien released by Buncombe County despite conviction for child sex offense

Buncombe County Sheriff Miller

The sheriff of Buncombe County, Quentin Miller (democrat), has six children and nine grandchildren. Wonder how the good sheriff would have felt had this illegal alien committed indecent liberties against one of HIS children.

From ICE press release:

“10/30/2019; ASHEVILLE, N.C. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Salvadoran national Marvin Ramirez Torres Wednesday afternoon during a targeted enforcement action in downtown Asheville, one day after the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office refused to honor an ICE detainer, and instead released Mr. Ramirez Torres from local criminal custody following his conviction for indecent liberties against a child.

By releasing an illegal alien with a serious sex offense against a child, Buncombe County chose to release a serious public safety threat into the Asheville community where he was free to potentially harm others until his capture by ICE.

This is yet another example of a clear public safety threat being released into North Carolina communities rather than into ICE custody due to local sheriff policies on ICE non-cooperation,” said Acting ICE Director Matt Albence. “Continued decisions to refuse cooperation with ICE serve as an open invitation to aliens who commit criminal offenses that these counties are a safe haven for persons seeking to evade federal authorities, and residents of Buncombe County are less safe due to these misguided sanctuary policies.”

“It is my sincere desire to work with local partners to whatever extent they are willing to work with this agency in what should be our shared goal to ensure community safety,” said ICE Atlanta Interim Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “Elected law enforcement officials who chose to ignore the ICE detainer, and the ICE warrant of arrest that accompanied the detainer, are placing politics above public safety and failing their most basic duty to protect their communities. Uncooperative jurisdictions such as Buncombe County should be on notice that as long as criminal offenders are being released, they should get used to seeing a lot more ICE at-large enforcement activity in their communities.”

Mr. Ramirez Torres was initially arrested in April 2017 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on an outstanding warrant for felony indecent liberties with a child. ICE lodged an immigration detainer against him with Buncombe County in May 2017. Along with the detainer form, ICE provided Buncombe County with an administrative arrest warrant.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act as passed by Congress, ICE detainers, removal orders issued by federal immigration judges, and ICE immigration enforcement in general, is conducted under civil law The “judicial warrant” demanded by the sheriff only applies to criminal cases and does not exist for civil law matters.

However, for every detainer ICE issues the agency also provides an accompanying administrative warrant, or a warrant of removal along with the detainer, which is the warrant that does exist for matters governed under civil law. The Buncombe County sheriff’s claim that ICE did not provide a warrant is false.

Mr. Ramirez Torres was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina Superior Court for Buncombe County on October 29, 2019, and ordered to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to time served and set for release. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office then refused to honor the ICE detainer and instead released him back into the community.

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers along with special agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were able to locate and arrest Ramirez Torres outside the Buncombe County Courthouse at approximately 3:30 p.m. October 30 when he arrived to register as a sex offender.

This arrest is simply the latest in a continuing list of unlawfully present foreign nationals released from local custody in North Carolina this year despite serious criminal charges that pose a clear threat to public safety. Across North Carolina, local authorities refused to honor more than 500 detainers for foreign nationals during Fiscal Year 2019. All of these detainer refusals are of persons criminally arrested by a law enforcement agency for a criminal offense beyond their violation of federal immigration law.

These convictions include offenses for assaults, burglary, sex offenses, DUI, and homicide. All of these unlawfully present foreign nationals were sought by ICE, and yet instead were released onto the streets of North Carolina by local authorities.”

Read the whole press release here.

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ANY LEO that fails to comply with ICE should be arrested on Federal Obstruction of Justice charges. They might not get convicted but after being arrested a few dozen times they might finally get it. If ICE shows up with a warrant make sure they know that SOMEBODY is going to be arrested. If they don’t turn over the illegal invader then arrest whoever refuses to doo it. And if the decision to ignore ICE is made by city counsel then arrest them too.
I’m sick of this crap.

kjf
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kjf

You either believe in State’s rights and the county being more powerful than the Fed or you do not. You can not pick and choose which issues should be enforced and which shouldn’t. Whether it is telling the ATF, DEA, FBI or ICE to go away, the county and local officials are the final yes or no. Ppl are always complaining about federal over reach, well pick one side and stay with it

kjf
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kjf

So I am the negative one? So please tell when the police state is up and running will you decry the same? Or since its your guy it will be okay?

https://www.mintpressnews.com/william-barr-formally-announces-orwellian-pre-crime-program/262504/

Please read before your down votes, red flag laws are coming. But lets argue to enforce federal laws. I have my the comment before and I will stick with it, you either enforce Federal “laws” and lose State’s Rights or you have the right to self determination. But hey he’s our guy

kjf
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kjf

And before ppl say well the SCOTUS will decide, that didn’t work well for OCare and lets not forget Kavanagh wrote the Patriot Act… which side of the police state is he siding???

William
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William

I upvoted your comment to offset the next down vote 🙂 Yeah, Kavanaugh assisted in writing the PA, I mentioned that in a prior comment and subsequent commenters rationalized it. I think it’s a safe bet that some variety of martial law is imminent. Not unprecedented, Lincoln formally suspended habeas corpus during the unnecessary Civil War. The next one will be equally unnecessary but it’s what TPTB want. Although there are factions within TPTB that don’t. So I fall back on a Thomas More quote, “These matters bee kynges games, and pore men be but ye lokers on.” I’m fatalistic… Read more »

kjf
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kjf

Completely agree.
Off note, the family and I went into boston today. I have not been there in 10 yrs. Talk about a small “big” city. The north end is till the best food outside of italy and Federal Hill (RI) you can find.

William
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William

I haven’t been to Boston in forever, the only time I go near it now is if I’m on my way to Maine. I used to go into Manhattan frequently. I always found it much easier to get around and less confusing than Boston. And every kind of ethnic food imaginable

Pearl
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Pearl

Funny how libertarian cucks use this pretext of objectivity to defend criminals but you never seem to get around to demanding civil disobedience when the rights of the American people are trampled. You are nothing but a traitor trying hard to appear principled, and failing badly.

kjf
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kjf

Thanks, its actually called consistency

amr
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amr

A vengeful relative filed a red flag complaint in MD and at 0545 the police came without warning or knowledge of the complaint to take his guns and a 62 year old man was shot and killed by the police because he overreacted. Red flag laws are guilty until proven innocent laws that will eventually be tested in the SCOTUS; wonder how many will die before that happens.

amr
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amr

And where does that stop. We tried the extreme version in 1861. Do we need to go there when immigration is a federal responsibly as the SCOTUS ruled when AZ tried to enforce the federal immigration law when they believed the Obama Admin was not doing so properly. Supremacy under the Constitution.

William
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William

“we” didn’t try the extreme version in 1861, “they” forced it on us for the purpose of aggregating immense power at the federal level. The result is the statist “utopia” (sarc) we have today. It won’t do for us to accept the authority of the constitution while the forces that seek to kill our republic consider it an impediment to their objectives. They appeal to it when it serves their purposes, otherwise they ignore it

Pearl
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Pearl

In your addled brain, the sheriff is empowered to undermine the safety of the community he is elected to serve because he has superior “jurisdiction”? You, like they, are pure evil.

kjf
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kjf

Evil? No i try not the follow the dragon but the cross. Again, I am talking about consistency. But it seems you prefer a federal police state.

William
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William

This sheriff is a useful idiot (just look at him) following orders handed down by the Central Committee whose objective is to undermine the safety of the community and generate chaos on a large scale. He was no doubt “elected” by a small majority of the minority who bothered to vote. The miracle of democracy, the people have spoken. The fundamental issue here is of the relative merits of centralized government v. local government to effectively carry out essential functions. We can talk about that, civilly and respectfully. To characterize someone with whom you disagree as “pure evil” seems a… Read more »

operaghost
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operaghost

Asheville is the CA of the South. Very New Age, very far left progressive.

kjf
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kjf

I love the bowtie…

Alma
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Alma

Goes to show you is set on crooked, just like him.

William
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William

I noticed that too. I wondered what kind of “statement” he was trying to make. It comes off as kind of nerdy, the Bill Nye look. He should at least put it on straight. Maybe it was dress up day at the office

Jackie Puppet
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More like “Calypso” Louis Farrakhan, black mooslime racist.

William
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William

Now that you mention it he is a ringer for Calypso Louie, a CIA asset. Farrakhan must be getting “transfusions”, he never seems to age and he must be 120

kjf
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kjf

Its the mother ship…

William
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William

lol

kjf
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kjf

I guess ppl here like bowties

Prashanth
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Nice article thank you so much sir for sharing your knowledge and ideas

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

It is beyond creepy that law officials seem to think it is perfectly okay to allow these foreign predators to run freely among US citizens. I hope that the voters kick this fool to the curb come the next election.

amr
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amr

Sheriffs, who are elected by the people, normally follow the will of the people. I suggest a recall.