Sunday, December 13, 2020

ICE: Criminal Immigrants Freed Because of COVID Going Back to Crime; Ex-bin Laden Henchman Freed From NJ Prison After Judge Deems Him Too Fat for Jail, and other C-Virus Updates

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ICE: Criminal immigrants freed because of COVID going back to crime:
ICE delivered a pointed I-told-you-so Tuesday to a federal judge who freed more than 250 undocumented immigrants from detention because of the coronavirus, revealing that in less than two months, at least six of them already stand accused of more crimes.
One is accused of battery, while another was arrested on drunken-driving charges. Still another was arrested on an outstanding child sex-abuse warrant.
Others cut off their ankle bracelets and have disappeared, greatly reducing the chances of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recapturing them once the pandemic is over and they can be processed and deported.
“We were firm in our warning that these releases would impact public safety, and unfortunately, it did not take long for some of these criminal aliens to reoffend,” said acting ICE chief Tony H. Pham. “This proves that many of these aliens are recidivist offenders who should not have been released in the first place.”
ICE said in October that it had to release the migrants from its Adelanto facility in California after Judge Terry J. Hatter, a President Carter appointee, ruled that the facility was too packed for safety. --->READ MORE HERE
Ex-bin Laden henchman freed from NJ prison after judge deems him too fat for jail:
A former Osama bin Laden henchman convicted in two deadly 1998 bombings is free and living in the UK this week after being released early — thanks to a Manhattan federal judge who agreed the terrorist was way too obese to survive the coronavirus behind bars.
Adel Abdel Bary, 60, had spent 21 years in a New Jersey prison for his role in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two US embassies in Africa that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.
“Defendant’s obesity and somewhat advanced age make COVID-19 significantly more risky to him than to the average person,” US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in granting the release.
Bary had been set to be freed on Oct. 28, but his attorneys asked that he be let out sooner, citing their ­client’s age, girth and asthma. --->READ MORE HERE
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