Thrice-deported illegal immigrant arrested for double homicide after jail ignores ICE detainer

Federal law enforcement announced the arrest of a thrice-deported illegal immigrant who now stands accused of murdering two people after a California county jail allowed him to leave against the wishes of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In a statement released Wednesday, ICE blamed the Santa Clara County Jail for ignoring a retainer for Fernando de Jesus Lopez-Garcia and releasing “a dangerous criminal alien back into the community.”

“ICE maintains cooperation with local law enforcement is essential to protecting public safety, and the agency aims to work cooperatively with local jurisdictions to ensure that criminal aliens are not released into U.S. communities to commit additional crimes,” read a
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