Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
August 3, 2017
Lars: It has been an interesting first week in the month of August when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
This week we take a look at for your radio listeners at an illegal alien who has been a participant in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who now faces serious criminal charges in Washington’s King County.
On Thursday, June 29, 2017 Salvador Diaz-Garcia, age 23, was arrested by law enforcement in the City of Burien (King County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement for the city). A view of the King County Jail website reveals Salvador Diaz-Garcia has been charged with Assault, Assault in the Second Degree and Child Molestation in the Third Degree. Diaz-Garcia’s bail has been set at $350,000.00.
The charges against Salvador Diaz-Garcia (Current booking #217019023) are related to his alleged violent attack on a 19-year-old female and in an unrelated incident evolving the alleged molestation of a 14 year old girl.
According to local news media, a King County Sheriff Deputy’s incident report described the 19-year-old female as having extensive head injuries that included right ear torn and dangling, front teeth missing or damaged, upper lip torn and head cuts. Details about the molestation of 14 year old girl are also covered in by the same online local media outlet.
Wanting to know the current immigration status of Salvador Diaz-Garcia, I contacted via e-mail and a phone call on Thursday, August 3, 2017 Western Region Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokesperson Virginia C. Kice.
Just hours later, on same day, here is what ICE Spokesperson Kice had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Salvador Diaz-Garcia:
“David…as I mentioned on the phone…we have lodged a detainer against this individual…although as you know…very few law enforcement agencies in the Washington honor our detainers.” – Virginia C. Kice
I had also inquired from ICE Spokesperson Kice about Salvador Diaz-Garcia’s DACA status, so the ICE Spokesperson forwarded my questions to U.S. CIS Spokesperson Gillian M. Christensen.
Here is what CIS Spokesperson Christensen had to say on the afternoon of August 3rd about Salvador Diaz-Garcia’s DACA status:
“Salvador Garcia Diaz was granted DACA in June 2013 and was an active DACA recipient at the time the crime was committed. His DACA has been terminated today, per standard procedure, based on his criminal arrest.” – Gillian M Christensen
Analysis of the preceding information:
It is fortunate that Salvador Garcia’s current bail has been set at $350,000.00 because King County Sheriff John Urquhart has been prohibited by a September 3, 2014 Metropolitan King County Council Ordinance 17886 from honoring federal immigration detainers.
Since November 10, 2009 when the Council of King County passed Ordinance 16692 county law enforcement has been prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law.
To the further detriment of enforcement of federal immigration law, the City of Burien Mayor and City Council in January 9, 2017 passed Ordinance No. 651 prohibiting city police from enforcing federal immigration law.
Without a doubt, the Metropolitan King County Council and the City of Burien Mayor and City Council have tied the hands of county and city law enforcement from forming any cooperative agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enforce federal immigration law in the county.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ termination of Salvador Diaz-Garcia being an active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient means there is one less of the approximately 17,843 active US CIS DACA recipients living in the State of Washington.
A reminder about DACA, “Deferred action does not provide lawful status” (DACA recipients and their parents are all illegally present in the United States).
The Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C. based immigration issue think tank, has identified King County, Washington, where the City of Burien is located, as sanctuary for illegal aliens.
If the residents of King County and City of Burien want to be protected and safe from the threat illegal aliens who commit criminal acts like those allegedly committed by Salvador Diaz-Garcia against a 19 year old woman and a 14 year old girl they should contact their two United States Senators and tell them to pass the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law” this congressional legislative session.
Lars, the first week of August and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 radio listeners.