PORTLAND’S “SANCTUARY” STATUS

Portland, Oregon thinks of itself as a “sanctuary city”.

How nice.  How humanitarian.  

Or is it?

Excerpted from an article posted at KGW-Portland.  And please pay special attention to the paragraph I’ve put in bold print:

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman’s home, sexually assaulting her and stealing her car was arrested after allegedly assaulting another woman and running from police.

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was caught July 24 after officers chased him through a neighborhood.

According to court documents filed in March 2017, Martinez has a history of illegal entry into the United States. He has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a year and has been deported 20 times.

Martinez has at least five probation violations for re-entering the United States. His most recent removal was in November 2016, according to the March court documents.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer against Martinez, asking authorities to notify them before releasing Martinez to allow ICE to take him into custody. The Department of Homeland Security said a detainer was requested for Martinez in December 2016, but he was released into the community and authorities did not notify ICE.

Earlier this year, Multnomah County leaders and Sheriff Mike Reese wrote a letter to the community saying, “The Sheriff’s Office does not hold people in county jails on ICE detainers or conduct any immigration enforcement actions.”

How nice.  How humanitarian.

So tell me:  when the victims of this sub-human’s assaults demand answers, what are the people running nice, humanitarian Portland going to tell them?  That it’s Trump’s fault?  ICE’s fault?  Your fault?

Just asking.

The sooner this administration cracks down – and I mean hard – on so-called “sanctuary cities” the better.

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