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Illegal Gets Prison For Assaulting 2 Women:  Matt Stevens of the New York Times reports that an illegal immigrant who had been deported 20 times has been sentenced to 35 years for attacking two Portland women.  Last Summer Fox News reported that on July 24th Sergio Jose Martinez entered a 65-year-old woman's home through an open window, used scarves and socks to blindfold her, then tied her up, gagged her and sexually assaulted her -- slamming her head into the wood floor.  He then stole her credit cards, cellphone and car.  Hours later, armed with a knife, he attacked another woman in a parking garage who managed to fight him off until police arrived.  The crimes occurred about two weeks after Martinez was released from a Portland jail although ICE had placed a detainer order on him last December.  It is illegal for cities in Oregon to use resources to help ICE enforce immigration law and Portland declared itself a sanctuary city last March.  Tough luck for the two victims.     

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~ He may later be deported to Mexico,
unless San Francisco or Albany, NY
decides to provide him safe harbor.

[Illegal] Immigrant deported several times gets 35 years
for attacks on women
[[[ The real war on women? ]]]
Megan Cerullo | NY Daily News | Dec 2, 2017

An undocumented immigrant with a long history of deportation
was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse and other charges related to separate attacks on two women.

Both attacks took place on July 24 in Portland, Ore.

Martinez entered his first victim’s apartment early in the morning,
through a window she had left ajar to cool down.

Sergio Jose Martinez, who smiled throughout his sentencing hearing,
told his victims’ families that he’d see them in hell as he exited the
courtroom Friday.

~ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/immigration-violator-
sentenced-35-years-attacking-women-article-1.3672629

A week before the attacks, Martinez was freed from jail in
Portland where he had been held for interfering with police
and providing a false birth date.

U.S. ICE had asked that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s
Office hold him
so that ICE could take him into custody.

But Sheriff Michael Reese said he could not legally hold
Martinez without a signed criminal detention warrant from ICE.

Oregon became America’s first sanctuary state in 1987,
and law enforcement cannot detain undocumented immigrants
who have not broken other laws [and they might not even if they
have]
.

I wonder how the sheriff would like a charge of aiding and abetting an illegal alien avoiding capture.

You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride. Ordinarily, I despise that sort of thinking, but when it happens to government officials foisting criminals on society, I say that you have to fight fire with fire.

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