Illegal Alien Charged with Murder of a 92-Year-Old Woman after Overstaying His Visa

A 21-year-old illegal alien has been charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a 92-year-old woman in New York after he illegally overstayed his visa, Breitbart reports.

The illegal’s name is Reeaz Khan, originally from Guyana, and his victim, Maria Fuertes, was strangled to death while walking on a sidewalk in Richmond Hill, Queens. Khan first arrived in the United States in May 2016 on a B-2 visa for tourists. Despite overstaying his visa and thus becoming an illegal alien, Khan was protected by New York’s sanctuary state law.

Khan was first arrested in late November on charges of “assault and criminal possession of a weapon.” When ICE requested that Khan be turned over for deportation, New York authorities ignored the request and released Khan back onto the streets, allowing him to kill Fuertes two months later.

In a statement on the matter, ICE spokesman Thomas Decker called New York’s refusal to cooperate “dangerously flawed” and “a deadly choice,” saying that they never should have released Khan “after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder.”

Khan is now facing charges of “second-degree murder, second-degree assault, sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a person incapable of consent, depraved indifference, and contact by forced compulsion,” and is being held without bail.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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