The top dog from Immigration Customs Enforcement bashed Mayor de Blasio and New York’s sanctuary city policies on Friday, saying both were to blame for the murder of a 92-year-old woman by an undocumented immigrant.
Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence said Reeaz Khan — who was charged last week killing and sexually abusing 92-year-old Maria Fuertes — should’ve been booted out of the country before committing a crime.
“Make no mistake, it is this city’s sanctuary policies that are the sole reason this criminal was allowed to roam the streets freely and end an innocent woman’s life,” Albence said of the Jan. 6 murder.
“I hold the policies of this city — which were put in place by the mayor — as culpable in the fact this individual walked the streets and was able to commit that crime,” he added.
Khan, 21, told the Daily News in an exclusive jailhouse interview on Sunday that he did not kill the beloved Queens woman despite video surveillance that prosecutors say shows the suspect initiating the attack.
Federal immigration officials blasted the NYPD and City Hall earlier this week, claiming police ignored a detainer — a federal request to turn over the undocumented Guyanese immigrant — when he was first busted in November for assaulting his father.
The NYPD fired back, saying the department was never notified about the detainer.”
Albence said Khan’s assault on his father was proof enough he should’ve been ousted then.
“How much more do you need? Should he beat up his mother too? Should he kick the dog? How much more do you need to take an enforcement action against an illegal alien?” Albence said.
“It’s beyond frustrating to know victims in communities across the county and this city continue to suffer at the hands of criminals because those politicians choose to put politics over public safety,” he said.
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