Sanctuary states, counties and cities in the (dis)United States of America ignore, defy and violate the federal government’s immigration laws by providing “sanctuary” to illegal aliens with policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations that enable local law enforcement to refuse cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement, as in deporting illegals who have committed crimes.
Below is a map of sanctuary states and cities (for the interactive map, go here):
King County, which includes the dysfunctional failed city of Seattle, is one of 19 outlaw “sanctuary” counties in Democrat-infested Washington State. For a list of other “sanctuary” counties and states in the U.S., go here.
Records obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) show that over the course of two years, the outlaw King County released hundreds of illegal aliens charged with felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault. Is this what Democrat voters want? And do these “useful idiot” voters even know about the public dangers perpetrated by King County?
John Binder reports for Breitbart, July 23, 2019, that according to the IRLI records, King County “failed to honor” (refused to hand over) more than 370 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency detainers on arrested illegal aliens — including those charged with serious felonies.
An ICE detainer is a hold that federal immigration officials put on an illegal alien who has been arrested by local or state law enforcement asking that they turn the particular illegal alien over to them for arrest and deportation.
Over a 27-month period ending on December 30, 2017, King County freed hundreds of illegal aliens instead of turning them over to ICE for deportation. Nearly 290 of these illegal aliens taken into custody and then freed by King County officials had been charged with felonies such as homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, drugs, burglary, and fraud.
IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox said in a statement:
State and local elected leaders like to congratulate themselves for the compassion of their sanctuary policies, but they are actually bringing violent crime and even death to their residents. The people of King County should be outraged and demand accountability from their leaders. Refusing ICE detainer requests means releasing dangerous criminals into the community, period.
The consequences of King County’s release of criminal illegal aliens are woefully illustrated in the recent case of a wheelchair-bound woman, 32, who was brutally attacked by illegal alien Francisco Carranza Ramirez, 35, after he had been released by the county for raping her.
For his rape, the female victim had pleaded with the court to give the illegal alien the highest penalty possible, but he was given just 12 months in prison which he had already served. Ramirez was released and ordered deported to Mexico. Just three days after being released from prison, Ramirez found his rape victim and attacked her, nearly strangling her to death. Ramirez is now an illegal alien fugitive, wanted by local and state officials.
IRLI is awaiting additional data from ICE that will reveal how many illegal aliens who, like Ramirez, were later charged with additional crimes after they had been released from King County jails.