Illegal immigrant who paved way for Massachusetts’ ‘sanctuary’ policy arrested in stunning robbery
THE WASHINGTON TIMES – STEPHEN DINAN
The illegal immigrant whose case turned Massachusetts into a “sanctuary” state is behind bars yet again.
Police say he committed a stunning daylight robbery by taking a wheelchair-bound woman, slapping her and stealing the $2,000 she had just carried out of the bank.
Sreynuon Lunn had been free on the streets of Boston because his home country won’t take him back, leaving immigration officers no choice but to release him under a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
His case gained headlines over the summer when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that state and local authorities could no longer legally hold immigrants for pickup by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Now ICE is trying to decide whether to try again to pick up and deport Lunn, even as he faces local charges from the latest robbery.