WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according
Comments: This is just sickening and outrageous. All of those who lost their businesses and homes have no one to sue or recover damages because of this filthy illegal alien. This makes it even worse. I can´t even comprehend how I would feel if I lost everything because of him. It is just unfathomable.
Homan’s public statement highlights the lack of cooperation from Sonoma County officials and the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the region:
Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.
No one deserves what happened to these people in California. People lost everything, people lost their lives. But to the people who pushed this legislation, who voted for this legislation, who signed this legislation into law. Look what you have brought upon your state. Happy now? Was it worth it?
A sorry situation. Once again, the people suffer at the hands of liberal mismanagement.
P.S. With respect, is it necessary for large passages from the original article to be quoted back to us? I read it for myself. I don´t really need these large FRAs. However, others may feel differently, and I respect that. This is something I´ve been noticing a lot lately. YMMV, as always.
Is it ironic that in the thread directly beneath this one, George W. Bush comes out of retirement to attack Trump and people like (some of) us as bullies and racists for daring to want to keep out illegal aliens?
I´m kind of wishing that the Bush Ranch would be burned down by one of their beloved illegal alien invaders like so many thousands of homes, farms and ranches as detailed in this article.
What I am not understanding is why criminal aliens who are arrested multiple times on felony and misdemeanor charges are walking around free. It doesn´t seem to do much good to just deport them, as they always come back. Why was he not in jail or prison? Out on bail waiting for a trial?
Not surprising, many of our leftist neighbors are calling this fake news because it´s from Breitbart. It didn´t help that a local sheriff denied the report. (Seems it was leaked by another sheriff who didn´t get the memo).
For those in doubt, here is the link to the ICE statement. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/statement-ice-acting-director-sonoma-countys-repeated-releases-dangerous-criminal
#13 - Nothing will change. What burned is relatively rural. San Francisco, LA, and the rest of the coastal cities (home to the liberal voting block that decides state-wide elections) went unscathed and life there goes on without interruption.
(cont’d)] This transient has been living under a bridge in Sonoma and has become known to locals and LE. He was arrested for setting a fire in a creek bed in a Sonoma park “to keep warm”. I didn’t hear Rush but he could have meant that this man has not been tied to the big fires in that area. “Suspected” is not “charged”.
The only thing they could have proved by now is his status as an illegal.
Re #17, that “relatively rural” area is responsible for a $58 billion in wine revenue losses plus an estimated $7+ billion in tourism revenue. That is on top of the housing and other business losses. It is also where second, and often lavish, homes for both San Franciscans and Los Angeles area Californians are situated. We knew several West Side LA families who owned vineyards/wineries in the Napa Valley.
Yes, what will change? This guy sounds like a mentally ill person or a drunk. In SF & San Diego the ´homeless´ drug addicts, the winos, the mentally ill etc. defecate on the streets, rob people and often start fires. I´m sure many of those people are here illegally too. Yet the police do not lock them up nor even ´push´ them to shelters. No, instead the city tolerates this bad behavior and spends $$hundreds of $$thousands sending sanitation workers in hazmat suits to clean up the streets every morning. It used to be you could get arrested for even spitting on a public street.
One theory is that there were legal marijuana fields growing in Napa and Sonoma Valleys and the Mexican cartels wanted that competition destroyed. That´s why the fires were set and why we the wall. Don´t know if there is any truth to it but who knows anymore the drug cartels have a long reach into the country.
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