NEWARK-Sanctuary state rules in New Jersey are live as of March 15th when the directive by Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal went into action. Despite Murphy and Grewal’s attempts to shield illegal immigrants, even those accused of crimes from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, ICE is not having any of it.
Even though police in NJ are no longer allowed to ask a suspect’s immigration status, can’t help with ICE raids in their community, ICE has announced it will continue to operate business as usual in sanctuary states.
This week, despite the protection offered to illegals, one who was wanted for murder in El Salvador has been caught and sent back to his home country to face justice there. He was found this week hiding out in, of all places, Newark, New Jersey.
Yermin Alexander Diaz-Chavarria, a Salvadoran national, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol August 23, 2015, at Hidalgo Texas, for entering the country illegally. In 2017, El Salvador issued a warrant of arrest for Diaz for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations. On Feb. 13, 2018, Diaz did not appear for his immigration court hearing, and an immigration judge in Newark ordered him removed to El Salvador. On Feb. 11, 2019, ERO officers arrested Diaz in Newark. ERO officers removed him from the U.S. on March 8, 2019, and turned him over to Salvadoran authorities.