Chicago Mayor Defends Sanctuary Policy That Led To Rape Of A Toddler
ICE is working to defend Americans from criminals, but they are greatly hindered by Sanctuary Cities that refuse to hold illegals accountable for their actions. These sanctuary cities are putting the welfare of criminals in front of the safety of Americans and there is no excuse. Chicago had a horrific example of just what can happen in a recent case where Christopher Puente, 34, raped a toddler.
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is on the defensive this weekend after Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced that a convicted felon, now facing charges of sexually assaulting a toddler in a downtown Chicago McDonalds bathroom, was supposed to have been turned over to ICE and deported — and had been deported before.
“ICE said in a news release Thursday [Christopher] Puente was placed into Chicago police custody in June of 2019 after he was arrested for theft,” according to a Chicago ABC affiliate. “According to ICE, Chicago police were expected to hold Puente until he could be taken into their custody, as Puente was expected to be deported.”
Because Chicago is a so-called “Sanctuary City” and has lenient bail policies, Puente was released back into the community.
Puente is now charged with raping a 3-year-old girl in the bathroom of Chicago’s landmark “Rock & Roll McDonalds,” a major tourist destination just north of the city’s downtown..."
“How many more victims must there be before lawmakers realize that sanctuary policies do not protect the innocent?” asked Robert Guadian, director of the Chicago field office for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. “Puente should have been in ICE custody last year and removed to his home country. Instead, irresponsible lawmaking allowed him to walk free and prey on our most vulnerable.”
Lightfoot accused ICE of playing politics with the Puente case as retaliation after her recent criticism of the agency’s aggressive tactics targeting undocumented immigrants. The mayor said she had a pointed conversation with the head of the agency last week, after ICE arrested another immigrant, 34-year-old Julio Torres, in front of his daughter and her classmates earlier this month as he was dropping her off at school.
“If ICE is complaining, then they should do their job better, and they shouldn’t do things that are traumatizing young children. That’s not acceptable, and I was very clear and blunt about that. How is that right?” Lightfoot said."
Julio Torres was here illegally, so Lightfoot is upset that they were not more tactful about the arrest. I think releasing a criminal that rapes a 3-year-old is far worse than embarrassing a criminal and his family. I mean it's hurt feelings versus a life long trauma on a child. How can Lightfoot even think these incidents compare?