Officials arrested a self-identified gang leader who was previously arrested and released under New York sanctuary policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Removal Operations officers arrested 25-year-old self-identified Sureños street gang leader Fernando Olea-Prado on Oct. 1 in Corona, New York, ICE announced.
“Where is the concern for the safety of the citizens that these local politicians were elected to protect?” Enforcement and Removal Operations New York field office director Thomas R. Decker said, according to ICE.
“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.”
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— ICE (@ICEgov) October 7, 2020
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 possession of stolen property on Sept. 11, 2020, according to ICE. Olea-Prado was deported twice in August 2013 for illegally entering the U.S.
Though ICE placed