NEWARK – A federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent was injured by a violent, illegal repeat offender in Governor Phil Murphy’s sanctuary state of New Jersey. Aided by his Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, the negative effects of their sanctuary state doctrine nearly cost one agent their life after he was beaten with a metal tricycle and the illegal alien attempted to grab his weapon.
A Honduran national, with a history of illegal entries into the U.S., prior removals from the U.S., and an extensive criminal history, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, for assault on an ICE officer and illegal reentry into the U.S.
Carlos Juarez-Sanchez, a 33 year old Honduran national, has a history of illegal entry and arrests for multiple criminal offenses in the U.S. dating back to 2003. He was removed to Honduras by ICE in 2008, 2013, and 2014, and illegally re-entered the U.S. after each removal. On July 24, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested him in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. During the arrest and after a long foot pursuit, Juarez-Sanchez struck an ICE ERO officer several times with a metal object and attempted to take an officer’s weapon.
Sanchez was arrested in 2013 after he was arrested by Washington Township Police during a routine traffic stop. Officers found Sanchez to be using a fake driver’s license out of Texas. Upon their attempt to detain Sanchez, he ran from police and an ensuing scuffle emerged as he violently resisted arrest.
In 2014, he was arrested again for making terroristic threats and deported.
Upon returning to New Jersey in 2016, he was arrested again in Perth Amboy after a motor vehicle stop for an outstanding warrant.
On March 18, 2019, Juarez-Sanchez was sentenced by the United States District Court of New Jersey in Trenton to 12 months imprisonment for assault, resisting or impeding federal officers and 15 months for illegal reentry into the U.S. These sentences will run concurrently.