Santa Clara County is facing some intense scrutiny after failing to prevent a vicious murder committed by an illegal immigrant.
59-year-old Bambi Larson was brutally killed in her home by 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza.
In a colossal failure of local government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had actually filed no less than NINE requests to detain Carranza. Yet Santa Clara County officials ignored those requests because he qualified for sanctuary status.
San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia took exceptional offense to the events and blasted lawmakers as he stated the issue “isn’t about politics, this is about public safety.”
“We are here to protect and embrace our otherwise law-abiding, undocumented residents,” Garcia continued. “We are not here nor should we be here to shield admitted gangsters or violent criminals regardless of immigration status.”
Garcia wasn’t alone in these sentiments. ICE field director Erik Bonnar also sounded off o via statement that read asked, “How many more people have to be killed or injured before California lawmakers will open discussions to revise the state policy prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from working with ICE to apprehend dangerous criminal aliens?
“It’s unfortunate that our communities face dangerous consequences because of inflexible state laws that protect criminal aliens,” Bonnar also wrote. “These sanctuary policies have unintended, but very real, and often tragic consequences to public safety.”