This past Wednesday, Trump-hating Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy issued a letter to police chiefs and school superintendents across the state, advising them that they do not have to cooperate with ICE in regard to enforcing federal immigration laws and President Trump’s new initiative to deport criminal illegal immigrants.
Only hours after the Democrat governor had issued his “advisory,” Oscar Hernandez, an illegal immigrant with a criminal record, stabbed one woman to death, critically injured another, and kidnapped his six-year-old daughter. He had been deported once before.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed late Friday that Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 2013, according to the Hartford Courant.
“He was removed from the United States by ICE officers in Hartford on Nov. 27, 2013,” Shawn Neudauer, an ICE spokesman, said in a statement. “He has prior felony convictions from 2002 for assault and threatening, as well as several misdemeanor convictions. ICE has placed an immigration detainer with the Bridgeport Police Department.”
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Hernandez’s arrest came days after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a memo to police chiefs recommending they not cooperate with ICE to enforce immigration laws and that “law enforcement should not take action that is solely to enforce federal immigration law.” His stance made national news, and was criticized by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. But in the case of Hernandez, who had a prior felony conviction, state or local police would have held him for federal agents, in accordance with state law, a spokeswoman for Malloy said.
After being so humiliated by the tragic murder/kidnapping on the heels of his colossally stupid defiance of federal immigration law, Malloy launched a new narrative along the lines of, ‘Oh, well, sure, we would have cooperated with ICE for THIS guy. Yeah, that’s the ticket. We would have been all about cooperation with ICE in this case.’