Luis Perez, an illegal alien who received temporary stay in the United States through the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was recently convicted of a triple homicide that took place in 2018 where he took the lives of three Americans. On multiple occasions, authorities were given the ability to detain and deport Perez prior to the murders, one of these times being in 2017, when he was charged with domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey. However, he was never handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities and was promptly released back into the public via the jurisdiction’s sanctuary county policy. This case represents yet another blatant miscarriage of justice in which multiple, woke federal and local jurisdiction policies prevented the detaining of an illegal immigrant who would ultimately harm American citizens and their families.
BREITBART: DACA Illegal Alien, Freed by Sanctuary County, Sentenced to Life in Prison for Triple Murder
By John Binder; January 29, 2023
An illegal alien, once enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and previously freed by a sanctuary county, has been sentenced to life in prison after murdering three Americans.
Luis Perez, a 27-year-old DACA illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced this month to five consecutive life sentences after having been found guilty last year of murdering 38-year-old Steven Marler, 23-year-old Josh Hampton, and a woman accused of being an accomplice to Marler and Hampton’s murders.
As Breitbart News reported at the time, Perez was allowed to stay in the U.S. despite his illegal alien status after receiving DACA protections in 2012 and 2014.
In late 2017, Perez was arrested and charged with domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Even as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) asked for custody of Perez, the jurisdiction’s sanctuary policy ensured he was released back into the community.
Then, in November 2018, Perez showed up at Marler and Hampton’s residence — where he once lived — and shot them both to death. Driving a getaway car, police allege was 21-year-old Sabrina Starr whom Hampton had been dating.
Days later, Perez shot and killed Starr.
Angel Mom Deborah Elkins, Hampton’s mother, broke her silence in October 2019, advocating for Sen. Ted Budd’s (R-NC) “Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act.” The legislation would create a private right for Angel Families to sue sanctuary jurisdictions for compensatory damages in civil court.
Last year, Breitbart News exclusively reported, Angel Parents met with House Republicans pleading with them to back the legislation in a future GOP-controlled Congress. Since then, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been elected speaker, though Republicans have yet to introduce the bill in the House or Senate.
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