McCrory Blasts Cooper for Stance on ICE Cooperation

CHARLOTTE – He may not be his opponent in 2020, but former Republican Governor Pat McCrory is coming out swinging against Governor Roy Cooper for his and the Democrats’ penchant for supporting illegal immigration over public safety. On his radio show this week, McCrory said everyone involved in suppressing cooperation with ICE and facilitating the wanton release of criminal, sometimes violent flight risks should be ashamed.

From the North State Journal:

“”Shame on our governor, shame on our mayor, shame on our county commission, shame on our city council,” McCrory said on his WBT radio show Aug. 16.

The former governor was reacting to a press release by Immigration and Customs Enforcement announcing the arrest of Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, a 33-year-old Honduran national, on Aug. 9 in Mecklenburg County. ICE apprehended Pacheco-Leonardo nearly two months after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, led by Garry McFadden, ignored an ICE detainer and released him to the public.

Pacheco-Leonardo was charged with first-degree rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He had been previously deported and illegally reentered the country. […]

“The silence from the governor and the mayors of Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte is deafening when it comes to sheriffs not cooperating with ICE officials with regard to extremely serious crimes including rape and offenses towards children,” McCrory told NSJ. “Liberals are all talk about the children in cages but what about the children being molested?” […]”

It’s a good point; the Left claims to care so much about the kids and yet they turn their head when it doesn’t advance their agenda. McCrory went on to voice support for House Bill 370 which requires in North Carolina sheriffs cooperate with ICE detention requests.

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Read the rest of McCrory’s comments at the North State Journal.

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