California doing their best to protect illegal alien criminals.
From MyFoxChicago: The San Francisco Public Defender on Thursday lashed out at ICE, criticizing federal agents for arresting a San Francisco man as he was on the courthouse steps on his way to a criminal hearing.
Mano Raju said the Election Day arrest was conducted without a judicial warrant and “therefore in violation of state law.”
In an email, Raju’s spokeswoman said the man was taken into custody on a civil immigration violation and is currently being held in ICE detention in California. He will get an administrative hearing and will not get immediately deported.
Raju’s office would not comment on why the man was in court on Tuesday.
Jonathan Moor, an ICE spokesman, identified the man as Alberto Uc Ponce, 43. He sent KTVU a statement saying that the man had three felony convictions for second-degree burglary from 2016, 2017 and 2018. ICE lodged a a detainer on the man in 2018, which was “not honored.”
Moor said the man was arrested by local law enforcement a total of seven times in the past five years, and at least eight detainers have been requested following those arrests.
On Friday, Moor provided an exact accounting of Ponce’s history:
June 22, 2015: convicted of shoplifting in Redwood City
Aug. 3, 2015: convicted of receiving stolen property in San Francisco
Feb. 2, 2016: convicted of second degree burglary
May 11, 2016: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Mar. 7, 2017: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Feb. 25, 2019: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Nov. 29, 2019: the San Francisco Police Department arrested him with second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of controlled substance. Those charges are pending.
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