Posted on January 23, 2024

Haitian Illegal Immigrant Charged with Rape Released Back onto Streets in Boston Despite ICE Appeals

Adam Shaw and Bill Melugin, Fox News, January 18, 2024

A Haitian illegal immigrant charged with raping a developmentally disabled person was released back into the community in Boston, as authorities ignored an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request to transfer them into its custody.


In a press release, ICE said that the illegal immigrant arrived at the border at a port of entry in Brownsville, Texas, in December 2022 and was released with a notice to appear after being deemed inadmissible. ICE sources identified the man as Pierre Lucard Emile.

In September, he was arrested for rape and indecent assault and battery on a developmentally disabled person. ICE immediately lodged a detainer, a request that an illegal immigrant be held so that ICE can take them into custody and begin deportation proceedings.

However, “sanctuary” jurisdictions like Boston do not typically honor ICE detainer requests and forbid or limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. Consequently, ICE’s detainer was ignored, and he was released with an electric monitoring tag in November.

ICE went on to arrest him this month on January 9. The agency now says that after the adjudication of his criminal charges, its Enforcement and Removal Operations will seek his deportation.