NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his sanctuary city’s policy preventing an illegal alien from being deported before allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering a 92-year-old woman in Queens, saying “it is right to hold the standard.”
Reeaz Khan, an illegal alien from Guyana, was charged last week with sexually assaulting and strangling 92-year-old Maria Fuertes to death. He had previously been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, but freed back into the general public rather than being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation as they requested.
“I don’t know every fact of what happened before, but I know something fundamental … we believe that it is right to hold the standard,” De Blasio told CBS New York on Thursday when asked if he regretted not turning Khan over to ICE before Fuertes’ alleged murder.
The right standard to uphold is one that protects the rights and safety of innocent citizens, not illegal alien criminals.