Denver's non-cooperation with ICE threatens public safety

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July 20, 2020
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Why in the world is Denver endangering our communities by non-cooperation with ICE?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) summed it it with this press release on 06/17/2019 titled Cooperation between ICE, local law enforcement makes for safer communities:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relies upon the cooperation of local law enforcement officials to expeditiously remove dangerous criminals from our communities.

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ (ERO) mission is to identify, arrest and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety.

Indeed, Denver persists in risking public safety. Here are two recent examples of illegal alien crime that could have been preventing by working with ICE:

1) ICYMI: Judge Allegedly Stabbed By Illegal Alien Released Three Times Under Sanctuary Policy, by Bronson Stocking, TownHall, February 27, 2020:

Jose Armenta-Vazquez, 39, is accused of stabbing the judge in the magistrate's east Denver home back in August. One month before the nearly-fatal stabbing, Armenta-Vazquez was released by the Denver Sheriff's Department for the third time...

2) ICE: Denver released Guatemalan assault suspect despite immigration detainer, KLCH, July 19, 2020:

Julio Andres Gonzalez-Palacios, a 23-year-old Guatemalan national, was arrested July 9 in Denver for assault and burglary. On July 10, the Denver Justice Center released Gonzalez-Palacio back into the community, ignoring an immigration detainer issued by ICE...That same day, according to police, Gonzalez-Palacios allegedly assaulted a woman on the High Line Canal Trail in Aurora – about 16 miles west of Denver. The woman, whose identity was not released, was seriously injured and remains in the hospital ...