Sanctuary State Connecticut: Illegal Alien Freed from Prison After Killing Two Children

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

An illegal alien, convicted of killing two children, was released from prison after serving his sentence by the sanctuary state of Connecticut instead of being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation.

In November 2013, 40-year-old illegal alien Israel Alejandro Gonzalez-Arcinega of Mexico killed two children — a five-year-old and an eight-year-old, who were siblings — in a drunk driving crash before speeding off in Meriden, Connecticut.

That same month, ICE agents issued a detainer for Gonzalez-Arcinega, requesting custody of him rather than releasing him from police custody.

By April 2014, Gonzalez-Arcinega was convicted on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, three counts of second-degree vehicular assault, one count of illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count of evading responsibility for a death or serious injury.

Gonzalez-Arcinega was sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years of probation.

In September 2014, ICE agents served Gonzalez-Arcinega with a Notice to Appear (NTA) before a federal immigration judge, and on May 14, 2015, a judge ordered Gonzalez-Arcinega deported from the United States.

Despite the deportation order and detainer, the Connecticut Department of Corrections released Gonzalez-Arcinega from prison on April 2 without notifying ICE agents of the release.

ICE agents, on May 1, arrested Gonzalez-Arcinega in Meriden. He remains in ICE custody pending deportation to Mexico.

“Israel Gonzalez was convicted of driving under the influence and killing two Connecticut children,” ICE official Todd Lyons said in a statement. “His actions shattered a family. We cannot allow unlawfully present convicted felons to victimize the residents of our communities.”

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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