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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Convicted felon among 3 men released into the community after ICE detainers ignored

NEW YORK— A twice-removed Dominican national with felony drug convictions was among three recently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York after detainers lodged against them were ignored by local authorities.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested Pablo Garcia-Taveras, 45, March 24, in the Bronx, New York, on local charges. Deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with Bronx Central Booking. Garcia-Taveras was later released from NYPD custody without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE.

“ICE is committed to promoting public safety, even when facing significant obstacles created by local elected officials’ obstructionist policies,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO New York. “Every day, our officers put their lives on the line to arrest criminal aliens who could have easily been transferred to ICE custody within the confines of a secure jail environment.”

Garcia-Taveras was previously convicted of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was removed to the Dominican Republic in July 2004, and again in 2008. In 2005, Garcia-Taveras was arrested by the NYPD on local charges. Garcia-Taveras was later arrested by ICE and subsequently convicted in federal court of federal re-entry after deportation charges, and sentenced to thirty-months imprisonment. He was then removed to the Dominican Republic following the completion of his federal prison sentence.



Anonymous said...

They just don't get the danger of this catch and release stupidity. Emotions are more important than reality for some.

Anonymous said...

12:47 No, it is you and the rest of america who are deep in stupidity and think that these people do not know what they are doing... They know damned well what they are doing and what harms can come from it all... They just don't care because they believe and are told like most american's, they won't be affected by it, until they are... And by then it is to late to stop or fix...

That is part of the problem and process with the govt... Also the problem is, people like you who think these people are that stupid by the stupid things they do, and I normally would agree, but these people are smart enough to outsmart you all, and to make you believe most of what they do or say in the first damn place... They have gotten you to try to discredit people with actual facts and evidence, and to not believed them, but believe someone who not only is a known liar, but someone whit no evidence... They also know what is going on because not only are they the cause of it, but have reasons behind it and you better believe it is never good for us the average citizen...

Anonymous said...

It would seem the word he used to describe the policies, "obstructionist" is a crime in and of itself. You or I could be charged with 'obstruction of justice' but the people who set these policies are above such laws and charges! If ICE and the DOJ were to start being charges against these idiots you would see the police's disappear faster than a cell phone left on a park bench!!