Trump DOJ Slams Sanctuary City For Giving Child Rapist 'Free Pass'

  • 2018-08-10
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Philadelphia's political leaders find themselves in the crosshairs of the Trump administration for a crime spree committed by illegal immigrants that local law enforcement released in defiance of ICE requests.

Adam Shaw, at Fox News, has more:

The Justice Department this week highlighted the case of child rapist Juan Ramon Vasquez, who just pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry. 

The illegal immigrant from Honduras previously was in Philadelphia custody on local charges back in 2014. But when those charges were dropped a year later, city officials ignored an ICE detainer. Vasquez was later arrested and convicted for raping a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

He is now serving between eight and 20 years in prison. 

“The facts of this case highlight the danger posed by the City of Philadelphia’s decision to disregard ICE detainers and release previously deported aliens from local custody,” U.S. Attorney William McSwain said in a statement, accusing Philadelphia of giving Vasquez a “free pass.”

Initially deported in 2009, Vasquez subsequently returned to the U.S.
 Source: AAN
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