Denver Sticking To Sanctuary Policy Following Arrest Of Hit-And-Run Suspect Who Was Already Deported Six Times

Via:  Jasper2529  •  3 months ago  •  17 comments

By:   Jason Hopkins

Denver Sticking To Sanctuary Policy Following Arrest Of Hit-And-Run Suspect Who Was Already Deported Six Times

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  • Juan Sanchez, an illegal alien who was deported from the U.S. six times, was charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident. 

  • Denver reiterated its intention to release Sanchez if he makes bond, and will not conduct a transfer of custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  • ICE criticized Denver for its position, noting that individuals with significant criminal histories are able to be released back into the community when local police don’t cooperate with the agency.  

ICE revealed Sanchez carries an extensive list of immigration violations that spans nearly two decades. Not only is he living in the U.S. illegally, but he was deported from the country six times: once in 2012, three times in 2008, and twice in 2002. It’s not immediately clear how Sanchez was able to make so many unauthorized re-entries into the U.S., which is a felony under federal law.

Colorado’s state government, which is under the control of the Democratic Party, has become   increasingly antagonistic   toward federal immigration authorities. Gov. Jared Polis, for example, signed into law in May legislation that prohibits local law enforcement from detaining a suspected illegal alien solely on the basis of an ICE request, prohibits officers from providing an illegal alien’s personal information to ICE, and requires police to read illegal aliens their Miranda rights when coordinating an ICE interview.

“Pursuant to the Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act, when the Denver Sheriff Department receives a  request for notification  from ICE the inmate is advised of their rights upon receipt and prior to release. We fax Ice notification of release when the individual enters into the release process. It is the responsibility of ICE to take the individual into custody. We do not do any secure handoff and do not participate in the transfer unless an incident would occur that would threaten the safety of the community.”

However, ICE said this policy doesn’t cut it, noting that such a last-minute notification is not “functional.”

“Under federal law, ICE has the authority to lodge immigration detainers with law enforcement partners who have custody of individuals arrested on criminal charges and who ICE has probable cause to believe are removable aliens. The detainer form asks the other law enforcement agency to notify ICE   in advance   of release and to maintain custody of the alien for a brief period of time so that ICE can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting upon release from that agency’s custody,” an ICE spokesperson told the DCNF.

“A notification that an alien is about to be released to the lobby is not a functional way to ensure transfer of custody,” the spokesperson continued.


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1  seeder  Jasper2529    3 months ago
Should Sanchez be released from custody and ICE is not able to make an apprehension in time, he would be far from the first illegal alien to evade capture from the agency because of local sanctuary policies. Illegal aliens who have been released in defiance of ICE detainer requests have been charged with  homicide child sex abuse , and a host of  other crimes  across the country.
2  seeder  Jasper2529    3 months ago
“When law enforcement agencies can’t honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street, presenting a potential public safety threat,” the spokesperson added.
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

When Republicans had a majority in both chambers they should have passed legislation that would have withheld federal money from sanctuary states.

Sean Treacy
3.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago

They've never had 60 votes. Without Democratic support, it's impossible.

Vic Eldred
3.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.1    3 months ago

I long for the day when Republicans have a majority in the House combined with a super majority in the US Senate.

Just Jim NC TttH
4  Just Jim NC TttH    3 months ago

Ahhhh yes. The age old Democrat mantra "no one is above the law" bullshit. When it comes to sanctuary cities/states..............that doesn't apply to them. Beyond ludicrous. 

It Is ME
5  It Is ME    3 months ago


Donald J. Trump Fan #1
5.1  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  It Is ME @5    3 months ago

Indeed.  Those responsible for releasing him away from ICE should be personally held responsible for any future crimes he commits in America. 

6  Tacos!    3 months ago

What is the rationale behind this crap? Why, as a state, would you want to protect people like this?

Paula Bartholomew
7  Paula Bartholomew    3 months ago

Criminals should be exempt from Sanctuary cities.  

Donald J. Trump Fan #1
7.1  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    3 months ago

Too many in the sanctuary movement think the the more high profile criminal they release rather than give to ICE, the more they are defying federal authority on immigration issues.  

Split Personality
7.2  Split Personality  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7    3 months ago

The fucker should either be incarcerated

or catapulted back over the border near Big Bend


we could sell tickets to reduce the national debt, lol.

7.2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Split Personality @7.2    3 months ago

Most heartily agree!

8  Ed-NavDoc    3 months ago

Question that comes to mind is WTF is wrong with the politicians in Colorado pushing sanctuary policies? Wonder what happens when other scum bags like Sanchez hurt or kill one of their family members?

8.1  Texan1211  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8    3 months ago

Poor, deluded, misguided, foolish, foolish people press or advocate for sanctuary policies. 

8.2  WallyW  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8    3 months ago

This kind of thing has been going on for years in Denver, including fatal hit and runs, and shooting a Denver cop

8.2.1  seeder  Jasper2529  replied to  WallyW @8.2    3 months ago

And it has unfortunately spread all over the country which jeopardizes the safety and lives of all law-abiding US citizens and legal immigrants.


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