Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
October 3, 2019
It has been an interesting first 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 stabbed a man, a stranger on stranger crime, 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.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent via e-mail the following statement on Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez aka Jesus Sanchez (ID: 219023906; DOB: May 26, 1994), age 25, a crime story with illegal immigration enforcement implications:
“Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is a Mexican citizen and in the United States illegally. Acevedo-Sanchez has an extensive criminal history and has been repeatedly released from local custody with no notification to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“On Feb. 3, 2013, ICE encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) where he was being held on local charges. ICE issued an immigration detainer and on Feb. 5, 2013, he was released to ICE custody.
“On March. 3, 2013, ICE once again encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at SCORE. On March. 5, 2013, SCORE released him again to ICE custody.
“On April 7, 2017, Acevedo-Sanchez was encountered by ICE following his arrest and subsequent conviction of two counts of domestic violence, and violating an order of protection. ICE issued an immigration detainer the same day, the detainer was not honored, and he was released.
“On April 26, 2019, the Olympia Police Department arrested Acevedo-Sanchez on local charges. ICE encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at Olympic City Jail and issued an immigration detainer on April 29, 2019. The detainer was not honored.
“On Sept. 14, 2019, Acevedo-Sanchez was arrested by the King County Sheriff’s Office on local charges. On Sept.16, 2019, Acevedo-Sanchez was transferred to the Regional Justice Center. That same day, ICE, once again, issued an immigration detainer.
“Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities. 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 Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez, on October 1, 2019 I sent via e-mail ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman the following two questions:
Since Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez was in ICE custody on two prior occasions, on February 3rd and also on March 3rd of 2013, did ICE ever removed Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez from the United States of America to his country of origin Mexico?
If ICE has removed Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez from the country, what were the dates and places Acevedo-Sanchez was removed from the country?
On the morning of October 2, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman responded via e-mail to my preceding questions in this way:
“He wasn’t previously removed because while he was on Alternative to Detention (ATD) and during immigration proceedings, he reoffended, was arrested and released by local jails without notice to ICE.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.
Some background information on what caused the generation of the original October 1st ICE Public Affairs’ statement on Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez.
Seattle Police arrested Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez on September 14, 2019 for allegedly grabbing man from behind and stabbing him in the back while the man was riding a light-rail train with his two children to a University of Washington football game. Seattle Police have surveillance footage of Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez stabbing the victim.
Since September 14th Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez has been incarcerated at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, Washington.
Looking up the criminal charges against Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez on the Regional Justice Center website reveals he has been charged with multiple crimes that include Assault, Assault 2 and Assault 4. A King County Superior Court set Acevedo-Sanchez’s combined bail for the three crimes at $201,000.00.
Analysis of the ICE Public Affairs October 1st 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 Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez.
But ICE agents continue to face an increasing uphill battle 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 and regionally King County not cooperating with ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law mean?
Neither the state of Washington law enforcement or King County Sheriff’s Office will contact ICE if Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is able to make bail and return to the streets of the county.
The consequences of state of Washington law enforcement or King County Sheriff’s Office not being able to contact ICE, so the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement agency can take Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez into custody, means there is a high possibility of Acevedo-Sanchez going on to commit more crimes against the residents of the state or him fleeing to escape the state’s criminal justice system to his country of origin Mexico.
If Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is able to flee to Mexico, there is a very slim possibility of the victim of the stabbing ever receiving any form of justice for the violent unprovoked crime perpetrated against him.
Lars, the first week in the month of October and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners.