Philadelphia has become the latest sanctuary city to be complicit in a heinous crime. During the Democratic National Convention, Philly officials denied being a sanctuary city. But in 2015, ICE placed a detainer on Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa. The local charges against him were dismissed and Philly ignored the detainer as they often do. Subsequently, Aguirre-Ochoa raped a child under 13 years of age and has been arrested again. ICE has placed another detainer against Aguirre-Ochoa. He is an illegal alien who was deported once before in 2009.
Aguirre-Ochoa is being charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, indecent assault on person less than 13, indecent exposure, and simple assault. He is being held in lieu of a half a million dollar bail.
As the ICE explained in its press release, “As a prior deportee, Aguirre-Ochoa was slated to have his removal order reinstated and be removed in 2015 after local criminal charges stemming from March 2014, against him were dismissed. At that time, Aguirre-Ochoa was released from local custody when Philadelphia authorities failed to honor an ICE detainer. He remained at large until his most recent arrest.”
Undeterred from Philadelphia’s past failure to honor federal immigration detainer against Aguirre-Ochoa, ICE says it has filed another detainer “requesting he be safely transferred to ICE custody after the current local charges are resolved, to include any potential convictions and subsequent prison term.”
Cities and jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials — colloquially known as sanctuary cities — have come under fire following the high profile murder of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of a multiple-deportee illegal immigrant with a lengthy rap sheet.
I want to see a lawsuit with lots of zeros.