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Mark Steyn blasted the state of Massachusetts after an illegal immigrant working as an Uber driver allegedly raped a passenger, was released on bail and fled back to Africa.

As FoxNews.com reported

An Uber driver charged with raping a passenger earlier this month was able to walk free because officials failed to notify immigration agents about his arrest, authorities said.

Frederick Amfo, 30, an illegal immigrant from Ghana, was arrested after a female passenger said that on April 8 he forced her into the backseat of his car and raped her, police said. Hours after he was released from police custody, he fled to his native Ghana. He was supposed to surrender his passport but did not.

“A loss for words,” Emily Murray, the victim who insisted on being identified by the press, told Boston 25. “I was angry, I’m still angry. I’m confused.”

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Boston 25 that a federal immigration detainer should have been placed on Amfo. Weymouth police claimed it forwarded the detainer to Quincy District Court.

“The court chose not to forward the detainer to Norfolk County, allowing for his subsequent release on bail from custody,” the agency said in a statement. “This case highlights the potential dangers of policies that prohibit cooperation with ICE.”

"Why was Uber even employing this undocumented person?" immigration attorney Raul Reyes asked.

Steyn blamed Amfo's successful escape on "the culture in Massachusetts of a sanctuary state."

Reyes said that recently, the Bay State's supreme court ruled that local jurisdictions cannot hold illegal immigrants awaiting ICE detainers, citing Fourth Amendment protections.

Steyn said there is no way a Ghanaian national who is not an American citizen has any Fourth Amendment protections to speak of.

In 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) reportedly drafted a bill that would have somewhat neutered the court ruling and allowed local law enforcement to hold subjects who face deportation, according to Reuters.


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