‘Sanctuary’ poster boy

If ever there were a poster boy for opposing the establishment of ‘sanctuaries’ in the United States for illegal immigrants it must be Sergio Jose Martinez.

Those who from time to time murmur that Anchorage should jump on the sanctuary band wagon should think again. Hard.

Martinez, 31, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison after sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman in her home and attacking another in a parking lot – on the same day – and only a week after he being released from a Portland jail where he was being held for interfering with police and providing a false birth date.

Martinez pleaded guilty to 10 counts including sodomy and sexual assault in the attacks.

The kicker? Martinez already has been deported 20 times only to return to commit more crimes, the Daily Mail reported.

He was cut loose this time despite a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement request to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office that he be held so the agency could take him into custody.

But Oregon became America’s first sanctuary state when it adopted a law in 1987. It prevents law enforcement from detaining people who are in the United States illegally, but have not broken other laws.

Sheriff Michael Reese said Martinez could not be legally held on the federal agency’s ‘immigration detainer’ request, but if ICE had sent a criminal detention warrant signed by a judge, he could have been held longer, the Daily Mail reported.

For its part, the federal agency says it plans to deport Martinez again when he finishes his sentence. He would be 66 years old.

Only a day before Martinez was convicted, another illegal immigrant also deported multiple times, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was acquitted by a San Francisco jury in the shooting death of Kate Steinle. A federal arrest warrant for Zarate has been issued in the shooting.

These two cases – and who knows how many there actually are? – should shake up Americans. Our immigration system is a mess; our borders a revolving door. Somewhere between 11 million and 30 million illegal aliens live in this country, nobody is really sure. Some of them are a clear and present danger.

The FBI says there were 67,642 murders in the U.S. between 2005 through 2008; 115,717 between 2003 through 2009, says Ron Martinelli, a forensic criminologist and law enforcement expert, in a piece in The Hill. He says the General Accounting Office concludes criminal immigrants committed 25,064 of these murders – or, in other words, a population of just over 3.5 percent residing here illegally committed 22 percent to 37 percent of all murders in the nation.

That should scare us all. We, as a nation, need to fix immigration – and soon.

One Response to ‘Sanctuary’ poster boy

  1. John London December 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    This is why the emphasis on mostly white movie moguls, white journalist and etc., and the sexual harassment scams – to make cover and “relativity” for all the rapes by those who have no business being here. It’s x’s 10 in Europe and since the left loves Europe and wishes we were them – watch out and hide the women.

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