Skip to comments.Denver misleading public by ignoring subpoenas on detained illegal immigrants: ICE official
Posted on 01/19/2020 9:14:07 AM PST by lowbridge
The city of Denver is misleading the public in its strategy to prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from obtaining information on illegal immigrants, ICE Deputy Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations Henry Lucero claimed Saturday.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends: Weekend" with hosts Jason Chaffetz, Pete Hegseth, and Rachel Campos-Duffy, Lucero said his agency issued four immigration subpoenas on Monday demanding information about three individuals that have been released and one that remains in custody. He said Friday's deadline to respond to their subpoenas flew by.
"The city of Denver failed to respond to ICE and provide that information. So, we're going to take it to the next level and seek a district court order from a district judge," said Lucero.
In a statement following the subpoenas, Ryan S. Luby, the public information officer for Denver's attorney's office responded to ICE's allegations, saying that the requests were honored.
"ICE officials contacted Denver to request jail release notifications involving four inmates. Contrary to what ICE is saying, we honored three of those requests for the three inmates released at that time. We will honor the request for the fourth inmate when he is released," said Luby. "Denver subsequently received administrative subpoenas from ICE...Denver does not comply with subpoenas unless they are Court-ordered or unless they are primarily related to a criminal investigation. Our immigration ordinance fully complies with federal law."
Lucero said that while the city of Denver may notify ICE the majority of the time, it's by fax machine about five minutes prior to the individual's release.
"They're not allowing us to assume custody in their jails," he added. They're releasing them to the streets and ICE officers are presented -- trying to make arrests outside that jail in sometimes chaotic situations," he said.
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I would like to believe that this will come back to haunt the city officials. Karma needs to send in a SWAT team.
This should have started in 2017, by now we should be at the stage where local officials who are defying federal court orders are going to jail.
Arrest officials and department heads.
They are violating the laws of our nation.
Levy massive fines against municipalities.
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