ICE Points To CA’s Sanctuary Policy After Illegal Immigrants Murders


A California fugitive who gunned down ex-girlfriend on-camera, in front of young daughter, was released due to sanctuary policy.

That illegal immigrant ultimately killed himself as Texas police were closing in on him.

In a released statement, ICE points to California sanitary policies, by noting that Herbert Nixon Flores “was an illegally present Salvadoran national with a criminal history and convictions spanning more than 30 years. Since 1990, he had been ordered removed and physically deported from the United States 10 times.”

Flores was arrested back in September for domestic violence and was freed despite ICE placing an immigration detainer on him.LAPD refused to honor that detainer.

ICE detains the case in a press release saying:

Herbert Nixon Flores, a 46-year-old criminal alien with an extensive criminal history, is the prime suspect in the murder of 35-year-old Karen Ruiz in the Pacoima (California) area, Jan. 6. Flores shot and killed himself according to law enforcement officials days later. Flores, a repeat immigration offender, had been sought by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers for removal, but a detainer issued to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) last Fall was not honored due to California’s dangerous sanctuary policy. 
Flores was an illegally present Salvadoran national with a criminal history and convictions spanning more than 30 years. Since 1990, he had been ordered removed and physically deported from the United States 10 times. His criminal history included carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing, burglary, disturbing the peace, possession and transportation of a controlled substance, impersonation, driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, vandalism, criminal threats and illegal entry. 
On Sept. 7, Flores was arrested for a domestic violence with injury charge by the LAPD. The next day, ICE lodged an immigration detainer with the LAPD which chose to not honor the detainer and instead released Flores back into the community.”

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Los Angeles Acting Field Office Director Andre Quinones says:

“we offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Karen Ruiz, who was senselessly killed last week near her 3-year-old daughter. Like so many other tragedies, this case illustrates the threat posed by the egregious and often recidivist criminal offenders our agency identifies, targets, and seeks to apprehend and remove, and is another example of how California’s sanctuary policies lead to violence against innocent victims while protecting illegal aliens who have no authority to be in our country...
This horrific act of violence that has now claimed two lives and left a child without her mother might have been avoided if the suspect had been handed over to our officers months ago. Cases like this demonstrate how critical it is for state and federal law enforcement agencies to work together and focus all available resources against those who break the law. As such, ICE will continue to seek proactive and effective ways to work with law enforcement partners in our shared commitment to public safety.”