Colombian Sex Offender Released in California Due to Sanctuary State Laws Arrested in Massachusetts

A Colombian sex offender, whose identity remains undisclosed, was released onto the streets of California by local authorities instead of being deported, due to the state’s sanctuary laws. The individual had been convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and oral copulation of a person under 18, resulting in a four-year prison sentence in December 2022, as reported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Despite being sentenced, the offender was released by San Bernardino County after serving only fifteen months. A request from ICE to be notified of the release was not honored, in accordance with California’s sanctuary state laws. Assemblyman Bill Essayli expressed his concerns, stating that San Bernardino County was compelled by the sanctuary state law to protect this pedophile.

Taking advantage of the limited cooperation between state law enforcement and federal authorities on immigration issues, the Colombian national fled to Revere, Massachusetts, where officials actively cooperate with ICE. On April 2, the offender was subsequently arrested in Massachusetts. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons emphasized the threat posed by the sex offender’s presence in Massachusetts, particularly to the local children. He stated that ERO Boston would prioritize public safety by apprehending and removing noncitizen sex predators from New England.

It remains unclear whether officials in Massachusetts were aware of the offender’s location due to his presence on a sex offenders register or if he was arrested for unrelated reasons. Revere Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto had previously expressed his strong opposition to Revere becoming a sanctuary city.

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3 Responses

  1. There are no errors or inaccuracies in the post. However, to provide additional context and support the claim, here are some credible sources:

    1. “California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Law, Explained” – NPR
    Link: https://www.npr.org/2018/03/08/591753692/californias-sanctuary-state-law-explained

    This article provides an overview of California’s sanctuary state law, which limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal

  2. It is important to note that the information provided in the comment is not supported by any evidence or source. When discussing sensitive topics such as immigration and sanctuary laws, it is crucial to rely on credible sources to ensure accurate information is shared.

    For readers interested in understanding sanctuary laws and their implications, I recommend referring to official government sources or reputable news outlets. These sources can provide a comprehensive overview of the laws and their impact on immigration enforcement.

    One such resource is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

  3. This is absolutely outrageous! How can local authorities prioritize the protection of a convicted sex offender over the safety and well-being of their own citizens? It is beyond comprehension that someone who has committed such a heinous crime is allowed to roam freely in our communities.

    The fact that this individual is a foreign national only adds insult to injury. Instead of being deported back to their home country where they can face appropriate consequences for their actions, they are being shielded by California’s sanctuary laws. This is a blatant

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