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Illegal Alien That Made Massachusetts a Sanctuary State Busted Robbing Wheelchair-Bound Woman #o4a #Trump

Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 24th, 2017

Booking photo of Sreynoun Lunn

Remember when Massachusetts decided to defy Federal laws and spit on the efforts of legal immigrants, and became a sanctuary state? Well, that has now come to bite them in the posterior and has utterly exposed the folly of sanctuary policies.

The very illegal alien whose case turned Massachusetts into a “sanctuary” state is behind bars, AGAIN.

Instead of counting himself lucky, getting a job and assimilating into American society, Sreynoun Lunn, decided to commit the brazen daylight robbery of a 65 year old, wheelchair-bound woman.

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Lunn targeted the disabled woman as she exited the bank, and with threats and viciously slapping the victim, made off with $2,000 she had just withdrawn from her bank account.

Sreynuon Lunn had been a free man in sanctuary state Massachusetts because his home country won’t take him back, leaving ICE no choice but to release him under a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

He made national headlines in the summer of 2017 when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that state and local authorities could no longer legally hold illegal aliens for pickup by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Now, ICE is left deciding whether to try and deport Lunn again, while he faces charges for his recent robbery.

“The first, obvious problem is that Lunn is here at all. He should be removed to either Cambodia or Thailand, but apparently neither country will take him,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, which wants stricter immigration controls.

A 65-year-old wheelchair-bound woman told police that Lunn and a female companion wheeled her away from a bank where she had just withdrawn $2,000, then robbed her. After the woman told Lunn to stop, he responded with an expletive, slapped her in the face and fled, according to the police report. The woman’s son and others witnessed the assault reports The Washington Times.

Lunn told police that he robbed the woman because he was detoxing and needed money for drugs. He blamed his companion, identified as Tiffany Bovio, for the idea of the robbery.

Illegal alien invader rights advocates said Lunn’s latest arrest amounts to a local crime report that doesn’t merit much attention.

“I’m not going to comment on the charges against Mr. Lunn except to say that under U.S. law, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. If he did actually commit a robbery, the criminal justice system will put him in prison after giving him his due process,” said Eva A. Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “However, one thing that is crystal-clear is that the arrest of Mr. Lunn has nothing to do with the Supreme Judicial Court case about his unlawful detention.”

Lunn has been under a final order of deportation since 2008, but ICE has been unable to oust him. He was born to Cambodian parents in a refugee camp in Thailand, and Cambodia refuses to recognize him as a citizen.

ICE agents tried to deport Lunn again this year, taking custody after a previous robbery charge, but were again rebuffed by Cambodia and had to release him after more than three months.

Under the 2001 Zadvydas v. Davis ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the government cannot detain illegal aliens for immigration violations beyond six months, except in cases involving national security or severe mental health problems.

Thousands of people — many with serious convictions on their records — are released from ICE custody each year thanks to the Zadvydas ruling. In one notorious case, a man who served time for attempted murder was released onto the streets after Haiti refused to take him back, and months later he killed a young woman in Connecticut after a drug dispute with her boyfriend.

President Trump this month called for Congress to amend the law to change the Zadvydas ruling and said he wants to crack down on sanctuary cities.

Ms. Vaughan said both are needed.

“This case illustrates exactly why Congress needs to pass legislation that clarifies that state and local law enforcement agencies may and should honor ICE detainers and warrants,” she said. “We’ve seen enough examples of released criminal aliens who go on to harm more people. Enough already.”

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