PHOTO: Ryan United Founder Meets with Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The founder of Montana’s own “Ryan United” met with the famed Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona.  One issue they discussed- the fact that illegal immigrant sex offenders are not being included on the national sex offender registry

Derek VanLuchene is the founder of Ryan United.  His efforts to crack down on crimes against children are well known here in Montana.  It’s been a lifelong battle for VanLuchene, after his brother was murdered by a repeat sex offender back in 1987 in Libby, Montana. 

Here’s a photo with him and Sheriff Joe on Wednesday:

I asked VanLuchene about this story of illegal immigrants not being tracked by the national sex offender registry.  Here’s what he had to say:

VanLuchene: There is a huge disconnect here…in fact it was a big focus of my meeting with the sheriff today.  ICE is holding illegals who commit offenses until their country refuses them. ICE has no system in place of informing local law enforcement or communities about these offenders being released. I sat in a meeting in Washington DC where top officials with ICE were in attendance.  They literally felt it wasn’t their obligation to inform anyone.  Now they have worked closely with the USDOJ to attempt to open lines of communication and ensure that local law enforcement is notified when an offender is released. However, this is not a sweeping policy within the agency. It’s like a revolving door with these offenders and it puts our community in danger.  We are working hard to change that!

Here’s the story, as Jim Geraghty shared in his “Morning Jolt”…

National Review: Illegal-Immigrant Sex Offenders Not Added to National Registries

From the Boston Globe’s reporting, last month:

They are convicted rapists, child molesters, and kidnappers — among “the worst of the worst,” as one law enforcement agency put it. Yet the Globe found that immigration officials have released them without making sure they register with local authorities as sex offenders.

And once US Immigration and Customs Enforcement frees them, agency officials often lose track of the criminals, despite outstanding deportation orders against them. The Globe determined that Hernandez Carrera and several other offenders had failed to register as sex offenders, a crime. By law, police are supposed to investigate if such offenders fail to update their address within days of their release. But local officials said they did not learn that ICE had released the offenders until after the Globe inquired about their cases.

In that recent CNN appearance, (John) Walsh mentioned Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, a serial killer who killed at least 15 people from 1986 to 1999. He was deported 17 times to Mexico and returned every time. The state of Texas executed him on June 27, 2006.

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