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Officials arrested a self-identified gang leader who was previously arrested and released under New York sanctuary policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday.
Federal officers arrested 25-year-old Fernando Olea-Prado, leader of the Sureños gang, on Oct. 1 in Corona, New York, according to an ICE statement.
“Where is the concern for the safety of the citizens that these local politicians were elected to protect?” ICE New York field office director Thomas R. Decker said.
“It’s reprehensible that local politicians passed a law that allows a twice-removed, violent street gang member to be released from custody to commit more violence in this city.”
Olea-Prado, an illegal immigrant, was arrested and charged by local law enforcement with three counts of robbery, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal