The silent battle between authorities in some U.S. states and the federal immigration officials over the detainer on immigrant criminals continues to be on fire after New York and New Jersey’s authorities refused to hold suspects in jail for ICE, CBSNewYork reported on Sept. 27.

Accordingly, local law enforcement in both states released two child rapist illegal immigrants back into the population, despite requests that the men be held in jail until officers from ICE could pick them up. 

The first man, Luciano Trejo-Dominguez, was arrested by Vineland, New Jersey, police for restraining and sexually assaulting a child under 16 on Aug. 12.

Detainers were filed over the next two days to have Trejo-Dominguez held at the Cumberland County Jail by ICE and the ICE and Pacific Enforcement Response Center. However, those detainers were denied and the rapist was released on Aug. 23.

Trejo-Dominguez has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a victim 13 years old -15 years old, criminal restraint, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to CBSNewYork.

On Sept. 6, the police in New York’s Westchester County arrested Joaquin Rodriguez Quiroz on third-degree rape charges for raping a minor younger than 17 years old, which is a class-E felony in New York.

The day after, on Sept. 7, ICE filed a detainer request with the Westchester County Jail, but Quiroz was released after posting a bond.

ICE has classified both men as fugitives and is asking anyone with information on where either of the child rape suspects is to call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

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