#childpredator | ICE arrests three illegal immigrants charged with sex abuse, theft, and assault after being released from custody by local authorities

Federal law enforcement officials have arrested three illegal immigrants who were freed in New York City by local authorities after being charged with sexual abuse of a child, theft, and assault.
The three men, Mexican nationals Alvaro Cuatate-Xochicale, 57, and Miguel Guzman-Reyna, 58, and Dominican national Jonathan De Jesus-Lopez, 20, were in the country illegally and were released by local authorities who “ignored” detainers on the men, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency announced Monday that its Enforcement and Removal Operations arm arrested the three earlier in July following their release.
“ICE continues to prioritize the arrest of criminals who have a history of preying upon the most vulnerable members in our communities,” said Thomas Decker, New York’s Enforcement and Removal Operations field office director. “Public safety should not be politicized. Egregious offenders should not be released into our communities.”
Cuatate-Xochicale “has pending charges for sexual abuse, sexual contact with an individual younger than 11 years old, sexual abuse sexual contact with person younger than 14 years old, subjecting another person to sexual contact without consent, and unlawful dealing with a child,” according to ICE.
Guzman-Reyna was arrested by local authorities on May 11 for third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. He was subsequently released from the New York City Police Department’s custody despite ICE’s active detainer request.
The New York City Police Department released De Jesus-Lopez on May 15 despite an immigration detainer request. He has a pending charge for grand larceny and was previously convicted of selling a controlled substance within a school zone.
“What’s so troubling about New York’s sanctuary city policy is that it favors the criminals over citizens,” Decker said. “These three individuals clearly pose a significant threat to public safety, yet law enforcement agencies are prevented from doing the right thing, which is turning these criminals over to ICE in a safe, controlled environment. There is no justifiable reason to release drug dealers, violent criminals, and sexual predators into American communities.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came under fire earlier this year for the city’s “sanctuary city” policy, with some blaming him for the sexual assault and death of a 92-year-old woman allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant.
“Tragically, there are many cities in America where radical politicians have chosen to provide sanctuary for these criminal, illegal aliens. In sanctuary cities, local officials order police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public instead of handing them over to ICE to be safely removed,” President Trump said in his State of the Union address in February. “Just 29 days ago, a criminal alien freed by the sanctuary city of New York was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman. The killer had been previously arrested for assault, but under New York’s sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE’s detainer request, his victim would be alive today.”
Decker said in January of the sanctuary city policies in New York City: “I don’t know what it will take for the representatives of New York City to see that keeping their sanctuary city policies are dangerous to the residents of this great city and, in some cases, deadly. Their policies continue to shield criminal aliens, allowing them to seek refuge in NYC communities and allows them to continue to break the laws of this country, which threaten the lives and safety of its citizens. At some point, the lives and safety of the residents of NYC has to matter over the agendas of the politicians.”

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