This topic covers incidents of crimes committed by illegal aliens while in the U.S. Often these events could have been prevented by the deportation of the alien at an earlier stage, combined with stronger security at the southern border.
Sanctuary legislation signed into law by Governor Jared Polis in May will compel law enforcement officials in Colorado to release a dangerous criminal alien from custody. ICE has lodged two immigration detainers on the suspect, but county jail officials will be forced to ignore them.
The Philadelphia Police Department has released a child sexual predator for a second time, despite ICE detainers lodged against him in both cases. ICE detainers are lodged with local law enforcement agencies when ICE has probable cause to believe that a detained person is a removable alien.
An alien in Meriden, Connecticut has been arrested on serious charges including sexual assault, will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he is released.
Immigration activists pressured Oklahoma County to remove ICE officers from the county jail. Less than three months later, an accused repeat rapist from El Salvador was set loose. The long-term agenda of those activists is described here.