ICE: Montgomery County Releases Illegal Alien Who Stole Vehicle, Weapons Despite Deportation Detainer

18-year-old El Salvadorian national, Mario Granados-Alvarado was previously arrested for driving a stolen car and stealing an AR-15 from a police car. He has been released despite a detainer for deportation having been in place.

The Daily Caller previously reported on this incident:

Montgomery County police in Maryland arrested 18-year-old Albert Einstein High School student Alvarado on Monday after he allegedly was caught driving a stolen car, which had a stolen AR-15 in the trunk. The rifle itself had been lifted from a police cruiser on Saturday.

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After a school resource officer spotted the strange Mazda 3 sitting in the school parking lot, the officer followed the car and attempted to pull it over as part of a traffic stop. Alvarado stopped the car and fled on foot.

He then returned shortly after to the scene, at which point police officers arrested him.

The criminal illegal immigrant was released by law enforcement who have failed at their jobs.

A document released by ICE titled “ICE arrests public safety threat after detainer not honored” details the situation explicitly:


An 18-year-old El Salvadoran national with multiple criminal arrests was taken into custody May 4 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) after he was released on bond with an active ICE detainer in place. He is currently detained at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Maryland.

Mario Granados-Alvarado was released from local custody on May 3 despite immigration officials formally lodging a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center a day earlier. Montgomery County, Maryland, is listed as a jurisdiction that has publicly limited cooperation with ICE and frequently ignores legally authorized detainers.

The important takeaway from this is that local law enforcement, when they do not honor the ICE detainers, are putting the lives of the legal citizens in their communities at risk. They are directly jeopardizing the safety and well-being of their community to aid in the proliferation of criminal action by non-U.S. nationals.

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