The Middlesex County Department of Corrections released Luis Rodrigo Perez from custody last February, in defiance of an Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) detainer issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in December.
Luis Rodrigo Perez, got a gun from Sabrina Starr, right, used it to kill his former roommates and then Starr the following day, according to Missouri authorities. photo via Starr’s facebook page
Perez, 23, shot and killed three people in Springfield, Missouri last week, according to Missouri law enforcement authorities.
“Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people,” said ICE Acting Executive Associate Director Corey Price. “Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and three innocent people might be alive today. It is past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents.”
Perez was being held in the Middlesex County Jain on domestic violence charges. Unnamed Middlesex County officials are quoted by NJ.com blaming ICE for Perez’s release, explaining that their policy is not to hold illegals who haven’t killed or maimed anyone yet.
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Posted: November 11th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: ICE, Immigration Customs Enforecment, Luis Rodrigo Perez, Middlesex County Jail, New Jersey, Sabrina Starr, Sanctuary cities, Sanctuary State, Springfield Missouri | 14 Comments »
Dozens of people–many from Mexico and Central America–were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. ICE said most of those arrested, who ranged in age 20 to 71 years old, had… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey | Tags: ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. immigration sweep by ICE leads to 101 arrests across the state
TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration Customs… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 20th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, ICE, New Jersey, news, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 3 Comments »
NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: ICE, John Tsoukaris, New Jersey, Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Comments Off on Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed
Newark– A federal grand jury indicted a former ICE deportation officer today for accepting cash and sexual favors from undocumented immigrants in exchange for employment authorization documents, commonly called green cards, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
Seven of the eight immigrants involved in the scheme resided in Monmouth County; three lived in Red Bank, two lived in Tinton Falls, one lived in Red Bank and Ocean Township, and one resided in Long Branch. The eighth undocumented immigrant resided in North Plainfield.
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Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Arnaldo Echevarria, ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, undocumented immigrants | Comments Off on Feds: ICE Agent Traded Green Cards For Cash And Sex