(NewsReady.com) – Following the killing of Maria Fuertes, a 92-year-old Queens woman beaten to death by an illegal immigrant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are stepping up their attempts to get around so-called “sanctuary” laws. On Friday, the agency served a series of subpoenas on New York prison officials, demanding information on illegal immigrants the city is currently protecting from federal authorities.
Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old from Guyana, was arrested in November on assault and gun charges. While he was in custody ICE submitted a detainer to city cops, which NYPD ignored and subsequently released Khan. He allegedly went on to assault and kill Fuertes.
Now ICE says they’re not requesting information — they’re demanding it. They want information on three men, including a murder suspect, who New York officials have recently released in defiance of federal detainers.
Just hours before the subpoenas were served, acting ICE director Matthew Albence told a Manhattan news conference that the city’s leaders have blood on their hands.
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