Open borders Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a cease and desist letter to ICE. He wants them to stop doing their job after a raid on Collins Farm in Rome, New York to arrest. He is quite upset about the arrest of criminal aliens in Suffolk County [overrun with MS-13], Upstate, and in Staten Island.
It must be noted here that most of the Collins’ farm workers, if not all, are illegal, yet ICE only took the criminal. How is that aggressive?
Showboating, Cuomo screeched:
“The reckless and unconstitutional practices ICE is deploying in our communities violate everything we believe in New York and are an assault on our democracy,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement. “I demand ICE immediately cease and desist this pattern of conduct, and if they fail to do so, I will pursue all available legal recourse and commit to doing everything in my power to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers.”
ICE is doing their job and they are focusing on criminals. Other illegal aliens are also grabbed if they are present. People shouldn’t be coming here illegally. We don’t have a clue as to who is coming into this country.
The owner of Collins Farm where the raid took place said he wants to see “New York values” preserved. He says Marcial de Aquilar is an “incredibly hard worker” who is important to his farm. Mr. Collins is lucky he didn’t inflict injury to his family because he is violent.
Mr. Collins claims ICE did not have a warrant. ICE has not yet said whether they had a warrant. Federal law doesn’t require it. But open borders states like New York want warrants so they can warn the aliens as they have repeatedly done. The aliens then flee and hide out.
The man in question, Guatemalan Marcial De Aguilar is a three-times deportee. He has felony criminal convictions for reckless aggravated assault. He was deported most recently in January, 2014.
Aguilar’s wife and children sneaked into the country four months ago and are seeking asylum. She is working with far-left immigration lawyers.
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan responded to the open borders governor’s “false and offensive comments”:
“With respect to the cases the Governor mentioned, Ravi Ragbir, arrested in Staten Island, is a convicted aggravated felon in addition to his immigration violations. Marcial DeLeon-Aguilar, also a criminal alien, arrested in Rome, New York, is a three-time prior deportee who has felony criminal convictions for reckless aggravated assault and illegal re-entry- also a felony “In each targeted enforcement action in which these specific individuals were sought, ICE officers acted professionally and within their legal authorities under federal immigration law.”
Cuomo wants to keep criminals and MS-13 in the state. He may not have declared New York a sanctuary state but it is. He claims he wants to keep New Yorkers safe. In actuality, he wants to keep criminal aliens safe and illegal aliens safe.
CUOMO ADDRESSES THE ISSUE FLANED BY HIS FAR-LEFT CRONIES
“As a native New Yorker who began my law enforcement career as a police officer in the state, I was disappointed to learn about the Governor’s grandstanding today over the issue of immigration enforcement. The Governor’s comments were inaccurate and an insult to ICE’s sworn law enforcement officers who conduct their lawful mission professionally and with integrity. These brave men and woman leave the safety of their homes every day to protect this great nation and our communities. ICE cannot and will not cease and desist from fulfilling our agency’s congressionally mandated mission of enforcing federal law.
“Reflecting our commitment to public safety, since September 2016, ICE has arrested nearly 5,000 criminal aliens in New York–individuals with a criminal conviction in addition to their violation of immigration laws. Many of these arrests were conducted at large in the community, which ICE is increasingly forced to do due to sanctuary policies in the state that prevent us from taking custody of criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail. The Governor supports these policies at the expense of the safety of the very same communities he took an oath to protect.
“Through Operation Matador, an operation focused on dangerous MS-13 gang members and associates in New York, ICE has arrested 484 individuals for both criminal and/or immigration violations. ICE has increased our resources and assistance upstate to assist local law enforcement in opioid and fentanyl investigations and dismantling cross border crime.
“With respect to the cases the Governor mentioned, Ravi Ragbir, arrested in Staten Island, is a convicted aggravated felon in addition to his immigration violations. Marcial DeLeon-Aguilar, also a criminal alien, arrested in Rome, New York, is a three-time prior deportee who has felony criminal convictions for reckless aggravated assault and illegal re-entry- also a felony “In each targeted enforcement action in which these specific individuals were sought, ICE officers acted professionally and within their legal authorities under federal immigration law.
“ICE will continue to protect New York communities against public safety and national security threats and it is false and offensive for the Governor to say otherwise.”