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The White House is strongly condemning New York City after it says sanctuary city policies led to the release of an illegal immigrant who later bit off the finger of an ICE agent trying to apprehend him.
“New York’s dangerous ‘sanctuary’ policies are directly responsible for the egregious and violent harm suffered by this courageous ICE officer,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement to The Daily Caller.
The article goes on to state the following:
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman explained to The Daily Caller that Dominican national Christopher Santos Felix “entered the United States on a visitor’s visa in June 2015, but failed to leave within the required timeframe.” Felix then racked up a litany of criminal charges, including driving while intoxicated, before he was arrested for assault by the New York City Police Department on Sept. 29, 2018.
The ICE spokeswoman continued that they requested a detainer be put on Felix so that he could be taken into federal custody, but as a result of New York City’s sanctuary city policies, he was then let go.
The report states that Felix was arrested again on March 3, 2019, and during the restraining process, he crunched down, biting the ICE agent’s finger.
NEW: An illegal immigrant released by NYC bit an ICE officer’s finger while he was being detained on Mar 3. We obtained a photo. The WH is condemning the attack. https://t.co/lDWvMu6y14 pic.twitter.com/kcYIGBD1r3
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) March 20, 2019