N. Carolina Sanctuary County Releases Honduran Charged with Rape and Child Sex Offenses

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This sickness of the left is a cancer on America. And the idiot Dim governor says he will veto a bill prohibiting sanctuary cities if it reaches his desk.

What the hell is wrong with you people and the urge to protect lawbreakers even to those accused of deviant crimes and sex crimes? Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you?


Nine months after new Sheriff Garry McFadden implemented sanctuary policies in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, his jail released a previously-deported Honduran man charged with rape and child sex offenses.

Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, 33, was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for first degree rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child on June 14. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it issued a detainer on June 15, requesting custody, or for the jail to notify the agency when Pacheco will be released, but he was released from Mecklenburg County custody on June 16 with no communication to ICE.

“This is yet another example of a clear public safety threat being released onto the streets of Mecklenburg County rather than into ICE custody due to the current sheriff’s policy on ICE non-cooperation,” said ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Atlanta Field Office Director Sean Gallagher.

Pacheco was at large for two months before ICE tracked him down and arrested him.

“By releasing a previously deported alien facing serious criminal charges, Mecklenburg County chose to release a serious public safety threat onto the streets of Charlotte where he was free to potentially harm others for nearly two months until his capture by ICE,” ICE said in a Aug. 15 press release.

Since his election in November, 2018, McFadden has said his department won’t honor ICE detainers, or notify ICE when the jail is releasing an inmate with a detainer. He says ICE still has access to the jail database and can find that out for themselves.

ICE published a list of an additional 22 illegal aliens that had been charged with egregious crimes and released by Mecklenburg jails that refuse to cooperate with ICE.

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N. Carolina Sanctuary County Releases Honduran Charged with Rape and Child Sex Offenses
 
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The man has not been convicted. Clearly he had not been remanded.

People are released pending trial every day, everywhere. You only seem concerned about this guy. Gee. I wonder why....
 
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It is not local government’s job to enforce federal immigration laws. The local government is more concerned with the citizens of their cities.

In sanctuary cities, immigrants are far more likely to report crime and cooperate with police. Communities that don’t live in fear tend to be overall stronger socially and economically. All this leads to sanctuary cities being safer than non sanctuary cities.

Why Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

The data are clear: Crime is statistically significantly lower in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties. Moreover, economies are stronger in sanctuary counties—from higher median household income, less poverty, and less reliance on public assistance to higher labor force participation, higher employment-to-population ratios, and lower unemployment.
Among the main findings:
  • There are, on average, 35.5 fewer crimes committed per 10,000 people in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • Median household annual income is, on average, $4,353 higher in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • The poverty rate is 2.3 percent lower, on average, in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • Unemployment is, on average, 1.1 percent lower in sanctuary counties compared to nonsanctuary counties.
  • While the results hold true across sanctuary jurisdictions, the sanctuary counties with the smallest populations see the most pronounced effects.
Altogether, the data suggest that when local law enforcement focuses on keeping communities safe, rather than becoming entangled in federal immigration enforcement efforts, communities are safer and community members stay more engaged in the local economy. This in turn brings benefits to individual households, communities, counties, and the economy as a whole.
The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy - Center for American Progress


You can cherry pick sensational stories all you want, but the facts are that sanctuary cities are safer and economically stronger than their counterparts.
 
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It is not local government’s job to enforce federal immigration laws. The local government is more concerned with the citizens of their cities.

In sanctuary cities, immigrants are far more likely to report crime and cooperate with police. Communities that don’t live in fear tend to be overall stronger socially and economically. All this leads to sanctuary cities being safer than non sanctuary cities.

Why Sanctuary Cities Are Safer



The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy - Center for American Progress


You can cherry pick sensational stories all you want, but the facts are that sanctuary cities are safer and economically stronger than their counterparts.
It's another magnet that helps draw them here. They shouldn't be here in the first place. If we can never get past that, then it's hopeless.
 
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Always scraping the bowels of the internet for content....nothing you ever post is unbiased, nothing.
 
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It's another magnet that helps draw them here. They shouldn't be here in the first place. If we can never get past that, then it's hopeless.
Do you have any data to backup that assertion?

We need immigrants. Our country and economy would suffer without them. You guys really just like to project your problems on to them and have convinced yourself reducing immigration will do......something
 
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The man has not been convicted. Clearly he had not been remanded.

People are released pending trial every day, everywhere. You only seem concerned about this guy. Gee. I wonder why....

Pathetic.


From the OP.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it issued a detainer on June 15, requesting custody, or for the jail to notify the agency when Pacheco will be released, but he was released from Mecklenburg County custody on June 16 with no communication to ICE.
 
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