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Twice Deported Sex Offender Released By San Francisco Officials Six Times, Despite ICE Holds

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - An “ICE Most Wanted” criminal alien, convicted of felony sex with a minor, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers April 28.

Kristian Jonas Gamez Trejo, a 25-year old citizen of Honduras, was on the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Most Wanted list when he was apprehended in San Francisco, California, by the ICE San Francisco Field Office, ERO At-Large and Fugitive Operations Teams.

Once again, I am waiting for San Francisco officials to tell me how not turning over Mr. Gamez made our community safer. San Franciscans deserve better,” said ICE San Francisco Field Office Director David Jennings. “There is no reason this convicted child predator should have been turned loose into our community. Even California’s misguided SB54 sanctuary policy allows local authorities to turn over to ICE any criminal aliens convicted of felony crimes of sexual exploitation or crimes endangering children.”

Gamez illegally entered the United States prior to April 2014 at an unknown location. He was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol in April 2015 and removed to Honduras by ICE in June 2015. He illegally reentered the United States on an unknown date in 2015 and was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol. His removal order was reinstated, and he was removed to Honduras a second time in December 2015. On an unknown date, he illegally reentered the United States again.

In August 2016, Gamez was arrested by local authorities on a warrant from an April 28, 2014 arrest, for felony sex with a minor. At that time, ICE issued the San Francisco County Jail a request for voluntary transfer of Gamez. The request was not honored and Gamez was released to the street. He was convicted of felony sex with a minor in November 2016 and sentenced to 87 days in jail with five years of probation.

During 2017, ICE issued multiple immigration detainers for Gamez, after he was arrested by local authorities four times on local charges in January, April, May and August. The San Francisco County Jail ignored all of ICE’s 2017 detainers for Gamez and released him back into the community each time.

Gamez was arrested on domestic violence charges by local authorities April 12, 2019. ICE issued an immigration detainer with the Sonoma County Main Jail and San Francisco County issued a warrant for probation violation on Gamez’s felony conviction for sex with a minor. He was transferred to San Francisco County from Sonoma County May 17, 2019, pursuant to that warrant. ICE issued another detainer May 18, 2019, with San Francisco County. Gamez was convicted Oct. 1 of misdemeanor battery charges and sentenced to 180 days in jail. On Feb. 13, the San Francisco County Jail released Gamez back into the community for the sixth time without honoring ICE’s requests.

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