ICE Arrests Violent Illegal Alien Released By Rhode Island Court

After yet another leftist jurisdiction released a criminal illegal alien into an American community after finding him guilty of violent crimes, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) re-arrested the man and will be holding him in custody pending a hearing.

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston division announced on Friday that it had re-arrested a violent 23-year-old illegal alien who had been released from custody in Rhode Island following a conviction for felony assault with a weapon and domestic violence.

The press release from ICE revealed that the Honduran illegal alien was arrested on Feb. 7 and will be held in ICE custody until a hearing before a federal immigration judge from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

“This unlawfully present Honduran fugitive is wanted for homicide in his home country and has now been found guilty of violent criminal behavior here,” ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons explained.

“It is very disturbing that, despite the serious charges this fugitive faces and the existence of an active immigration detainer filed for his custody, he was released by the court back into the community,” he added. “This case only highlights the importance of why ERO Boston seeks to cooperate with local communities to protect public safety in our region.”

President Joe Biden’s open border policies directly contributed to this illegal alien being allowed into the U.S., creating yet another victim of illegal alien violence. According to ICE, the violent illegal alien first entered the U.S. in Jan. 2021 — but he was deported under former President Donald Trump’s Title 42 emergency health order. Biden rescinded that order, facilitating a historic flood of illegal immigration and allowing this criminal to re-enter the country. It is unclear when exactly the man crossed into the U.S. illegally again.

ICE noted in its press release that the illegal alien was wanted in Honduras — specifically the city of El Progreso in the province of Yoro — and had a long history of violent behavior. That violence did not stop when he entered the U.S., as he was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon in June 2023, though that case is still pending.

In his most recent criminal case, the Honduran illegal alien pleaded guilty to domestic violence on Feb. 4. However, despite the ERO Boston filing an immigration detainer to keep him in a Correctional Institute, the sanctuary city of Providence, Rhode Island, released him on Feb. 7.

Providence became a sanctuary city in March 2011 thanks to a resolution from the city council, meaning that the Rhode Island capital would not honor any ICE detainers. This dangerous policy is so radical that even a Guatemalan man who was charged with “horrific crimes against a Rhode Island child” was released into society last year, despite another detainer filing from ERO Boston. The child predator was free for nearly a year before being apprehended by ERO agents.

If these sanctuary cities and states would follow the law, they would prevent tens of thousands of Americans from becoming victims of illegal alien violence — with statistics indicating that 73,822 illegal aliens with criminal histories and an average of four charges and convictions per person were arrested in fiscal year 2023. None of these crimes committed in the U.S. would have happened if Democrats would even take the moderate approach to illegal immigration — arresting and deporting illegal aliens that have committed crimes since entering the country.

Americans have seen the consequences of these sanctuary city policies in action recently regarding the brutal murder of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley, who was killed by an illegal alien that had previously been arrested several times. If these policies were not in place, Riley would still be alive today.