Man Who Was Deported 20 Times Does Unthinkable To Elderly Woman

There has been a ton of passionate debate about immigration enforcement since last year’s presidential campaign, and the debate will not be subsiding anytime soon. President Donald Trump has made it crystal clear that he wants the laws on the books to be enforced, but opponents have somehow interpreted that as being discriminatory in nature. So-called sanctuary cities continue to take things into their hands and essentially thumb their noses at Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents, and the Trump administration is responding with promises to employ even more agents to get a handle on things.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, here’s a shocking example of sanctuary cities doing more harm than good in their allegedly noble efforts. A man has been arrested in Portland, Oregon for sexually assaulting an elderly woman. While that’s disturbing enough in and of itself, it becomes downright sickening when you consider that the same man has been deported 20 times.

“Sergio Jose Martinez has a lot to answer for, say cops in Portland, Oregon. On Monday, the 31-year-old broke into a 65-year-old woman's home, sexually assaulted her, threatened to kill her before beating her up, stole her car, then attacked another victim, police claim. And it's not his first time violating the law,” LawNewz reports. “Besides prior criminal convictions, this suspect, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, has been deported 20 times according to court documents obtained by KGW.”

There’s a ton of questions attached to this case, but a big blaring one is trumping all others at the moment. Exactly how can a man that’s been arrested 20 times for deportation slip through the cracks in spite of the fact that he’s been arrested for other offenses? Portland is a sanctuary city, that’s how.

“Commissioners for Multnomah County, in which Portland lies, unanimously voted to expand their sanctuary policy for immigrants in December. The Department of Homeland Security said that they issued a detainer for Martinez that same month, but local authorities did not notify them after he was released from custody,” LawNewz adds. “For years, Multnomah had already stopped holding suspects for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

This is beyond outrageous. You can be as passionate and sympathetic as you want to be to the plight of immigrants, but a firm line needs to be drawn when it comes to the safety of other residents. If this man has shown criminal tendencies in the past, exactly how are you performing some kind of just or moral service by letting him go before ICE agents have a chance to investigate him even further?

It’s not too much of a leap to assume he would’ve been dealt with swiftly if ICE was brought into the loop. They weren’t, and we now have an elderly victim of sexual assault. Yet, we’re supposed to somehow feel sorry for this man because he’s an immigrant that entered our country illegally? The logic behind that is asinine, not to mention awfully dangerous. If sanctuary cities insist on throwing up a tent over all illegal immigrants, is it really too much to ask for them to draw the line with those that run afoul of the law?

The fact that it’s too much to ask tells you all you need to know about the rationale for sanctuary cities.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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