Andrew Napolitano: Oregon Sanctuary City Policy Shameful For Not
Protecting Senior Citizen Sexually Assaultd By Illegal Immigrant
Deported 20 Times
Judge Andrew Napolitano criticized the
Oregon government after it failed to protect a senior citizen who was
allegedly sexually assaulted by an illegal immigrant.
Sergio Martinez was deported 20 times prior to the alleged attack.
As FoxNews.com reported:
Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was taken into custody Monday night on charges
that include robbery, kidnapping, burglary and sexual abuse involving
Martinez allegedly assaulted a woman in the basement of a parking garage
while armed with a knife, police said. The woman kicked him in the
stomach and pressed the panic button in her car, and Martinez fled when
The suspect has been a transient in the Portland area for more than a
year and has five probation violations for re-entering the United
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer
against Martinez in December 2016, asking local authorities to notify
them before releasing Martinez. However, he was released into the
community and ICE was not notified.
It is illegal for cities in Oregon to use their resources to help
enforce federal immigration laws; in March, Portland declared itself a
"sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants.
"There's obviously something wrong with the system," Napolitano said.
Portland, where the alleged incident occurred, is a sanctuary city.
He wondered aloud why the Oregon government "would not be concerned
enough for the safety of the people."
Napolitano said that returning to the United States after deportation is
a crime, and coming back 19 more times is 19 more crimes.