Another Sanctuary Beneficiary Is Able to Victimize People

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Sanctuary beneficiary Sergio Jose Martinez was free to rape women in Oregon after being deported 20 times.

The illegal immigrant from Mexico was a sanctuary beneficiary in Oregon who got released rather than held for ICE after being caught for a crime. Thus, he was freed to commit much more serious crimes including the rapes of two women.

Here is a local story, though it seems to hide one detail:

Was it accurate to claim that Sergio Jose Martinez “showed little emotion”? The Daily Mail reports, “Mexican man convicted of kidnapping and sexually abusing two Oregon women GRINS in court and tells their families he’ll ‘see you in Hell’ – as it emerges he’d already been deported TWENTY times before.

A Mexican man who was deported from the US 20 times has been convicted of 10 counts including sexual assault in Oregon.

On Friday, Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Portland courtroom after pleading guilty to kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy and several other counts, KOIN reported.

Martinez smiled throughout the trial, and as he left, he gave one grim parting shot to his two victims’ relatives: ‘See all you guys in Hell.’

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Martinez had been freed from jail in Portland a week before the attacks; he was in there for interfering with police and providing a false birth date.

He was released despite a request from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to hold him so the agency could take him into custody.

Oregon became America’s first sanctuary state when it adopted a law in 1987 preventing law enforcement from detaining people who are in the United States illegally but have not broken other laws.

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Just a day prior to Martinez’s conviction, another man who had also been deported multiple times for being in America illegally, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was found not guilty by a jury in San Francisco in the shooting death of a woman.

That case touched off a national immigration debate.

‘Unfortunately, after Zarate got acquitted, Martinez is now the boogeyman of the face of immigration,’ Sarre said.

Read the entire Daily Mail story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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