Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
October 10, 2019
It has been an interesting first full week in the month of October 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 Pacific Northwest radio listeners a criminal illegal alien who allegedly participated in the murder of a man in King County, Washington.
But first some background information; earlier this year I requested from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs immigration enforcement stories.
Monday, October 7, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent via e-mail the following statement on Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez aka Carlos Carillo-Lopez (ID: 219025389; DOB: April 5, 2000), age 19, a crime story with illegal immigration enforcement implications:
“Accused murderer, Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, is a citizen of Guatemala and in the United States illegally. Carillo-Lopez is a known associate of the Crossroads Locos 13, who originally came to the U.S. as an unaccompanied child.”
“On April 15, 2015, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) encountered and arrested Carillo-Lopez as an unaccompanied child near Sasabe, Arizona, and issued him a notice to appear the following day. He was then transferred to the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and later released on an order of recognizance to a sponsor in Texas.”
“On March 15, 2019, Bellevue Police Department arrested Carillo-Lopez on local charges and booked him into the South Correctional Entity Jail (SCORE). On March 18, 2019, ICE encountered Carillo-Lopez at SCORE and lodged a detainer. SCORE released Carillo-Lopez on an unknown date without notification to ICE.
“On April 04, 2019, BPD again arrested Carillo-Lopez for local charges and booked him into SCORE. ICE encountered him at SCORE on the same day and lodged a detainer. SCORE released him again on an unknown date without notification to ICE. Just 14 days later, on April 18, 2019, BPD arrested Carillo-Lopez for various local charges and booked him into SCORE. ICE encountered him a day later and lodged a detainer. Again, SCORE released Carillo-Lopez on an unknown date without notifying ICE.
“On June 09, 2019, BPD arrested Carillo-Lopez for local charges and booked him into King County Jail (KCJ) in Seattle, Washington. On June 11, 2019, ICE encountered Carillo-Lopez in the KCJ and lodged a detainer. On June 17, 2019, KCJ released him without notification to ICE.
On Sept. 30, 2019, the King County Sherriff’s Office arrested Carillo-Lopez for Robbery and Homicide. On Oct. 01, 2019, ICE lodged another detainer with King County Jail.
“This is yet again another example of sanctuary policies shielding criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities from immigration enforcement. As Carillo-Lopez’s crimes increased in severity, local officials chose to release him, time and time again, over immigration detainers that could have taken him off the streets.
“ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. It’s unfortunate that current local and state laws and policies tie the hands of local law enforcement agencies that want and need to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims.
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodges detainers on individuals who have been arrested on criminal charges and who ICE has probable cause to believe are removable aliens. The detainer asks the other law enforcement agency to notify ICE in advance of release and to maintain custody of the alien for a brief period of time so that ICE can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting upon release from that agency’s custody. When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.
Wanting additional information on the historical immigration status of Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, on October 7, 2019 I sent via e-mail ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman the following two questions:
Has ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ever removed Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez from the United States of America to his country of origin Guatemala?
If ICE or CBP removed Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez from the country, what were the dates and places Carillo-Lopez was removed from the country?
On the morning of October 8, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman responded via e-mail to my preceding questions in this way:
“No prior removals.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.
Some background information on what caused the generation of the original October 7th ICE Public Affairs’ statement on Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez.
Bellevue Police on October 1, 2019 arrested after an extensive investigation Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez for his alleged role in the April 3, 2019 shooting death of Josue Flores, age 18, who was found deceased by police in a Bellevue park. Bellevue Police have indicated that they believe killing of Josue Flores to be gang-related.
Since October 1st Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez has been incarcerated at the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle Washington:
Looking up the criminal charges against Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez on the Correctional Facility website reveals he has been charged with the crimes of Murder 2 and Robbery 2. A King County Superior Court set Carillo-Lopez’s bail at $2,000,000.00 for the Murder 2 charge and S150, 000.00 for the Robbery 2 charge.
Analysis of the ICE Public Affairs October 7, 2019 statement, clearly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are doing the job that was tasked to them in identifying foreign national criminals illegally present in United States like Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez.
But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will continue to face a lack of cooperation in the enforcement of U.S. immigration law in King County, Washington and all across the state.
Ever since the Council of King County passed on November 10, 2009 Ordinance 16692, county law enforcement has been prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law.
The Metropolitan King County Council passed on September 3, 2014 Ordinance 17886 that prohibits honoring federal immigration detainers “for individuals in the custody of the department of adult and juvenile detention.”
On February 23, 2017 Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 17-01; the Governor’s executive order has restricted state employees and agencies from helping enforce federal immigration laws.
Since January 24, 2018 the U.S. Department of Justice has identified King County, Washington as possibly unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities.
The Washington State Legislature this year passed sanctuary legislation, signed into law on May 21, 2019 by Governor Jay Inslee, prohibiting state, county and local law enforcement from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.
What does all the preceding information on the state of Washington local, county and state law enforcement not being able to cooperate with ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law mean?
When on March 15, 2019 the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) arrested Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez for the first time on local criminal charges and booked him into SCORE (South Correctional Entity) in Des Moines, Washington, neither the BPD officers who arrested Carillo-Lopez or the regional jail deputies were by county ordinance or gubernatorial executive order able to notify ICE agents that local law enforcement had taken him into custody.
Even after ICE on March 18, 2019 encountered Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez at SCORE and lodged an immigration detainer on him, jail deputies were not able let ICE agents know deputies had released Carillo-Lopez from the jail. According to ICE Public Affairs, Carillo-Lopez was released by SCORE deputies “on an unknown date.”
The stark deadly consequences of local, county and state law enforcement not being able to cooperate with ICE occurred approximately 16 days county later after ICE encountered Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez at SCORE, when the Guatemalan illegal alien would become an unnamed uncharged participant in the gang-related murder of Josue Flores on April 3, 2019.
Adding up the combined number of times Guatemalan illegal alien Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez was arrested by the Bellevue Police Department on March 15, 2019 and King County Sheriff’s Office on September 30, 2019 equates to him being arrested by local and county law enforcement five times in 199 days.
Combining the number of times U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) encountered and lodged immigration detainers on Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez while he was incarcerated at the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) on March 18, 2019 and the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) on June 11, 2019 and the two King County jail’s not honoring the immigration detainers lodged on him equates to four times in 85 days.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman’s statement on the immigration status of Guatemalan illegal alien Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez should be a instructional reality check for King County elected officials, Washington State Legislature members and Washington Governor Jay Inslee; Washington local and county and state law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law, honoring immigration detainers, could have prevented the Central American gang-banger’s crime rampage that likely included the April 3, 2019 murder of teenager Josue Flores.
Lars, the first full week in the month of October and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners.