Former ICE Supervisor: 'A Broken System' Led to Release of Illegal Immigrant Charged in Mass. Murder
Former ICE supervisor Jason Piccolo said on Fox & Friends that the illegal immigrant charged with murder aboard a fishing vessel sailing off Massachusetts was still in America because of a broken immigration system.
Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez was charged Wednesday with killing a crew member on the Captain Billy Haver and injuring two others by using a hammer and a knife.
He was able to remain in the United States as a DACA recipient. His legal status was set to expire in 2015.
Vazquez, who is from Mexico, was arrested for attempting to strangle his wife in March but was released on bond, a reason that Piccolo said he was able to stay in the U.S.
"He was probably placed on an order of supervision by ICE and just let go," Piccolo said on Thursday.
In a statement, a spokesperson at ICE,Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Vazquez had to be released in April after posting bond.
"It's a broken system," Piccolo said. "You cannot release someone with a violent past and a violent history who shouldn't have been here originally."
Vazquez was ordered to be held without bail after his court appearance on Wednesday.