The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has issued a detainer request for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez who is currently being held at the Sonoma County Jail. Gonzalez was arrested Sunday for arson in the Wine Country fires which have already killed at least 40 residents.
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Law enforcement say that Gonzalez is known to them for being homeless, he is usually living under a nearby bridge but was seen walking away from a smoking plume where a fire began. When police questioned Gonzalez about the fire he said he was cold and was just trying to stay warm despite the temperature being 78 degrees at the time.
While his immigration status has not been announced it is likely that he will be facing at least one felony which would force the local country to comply with the ICE detainer because of the Trust Act. When President Trump issued his immigration Executive Order 13768 requiring all federal, state and local government to comply with ICE detainers, Sonoma County still resisted the orders.
It is unclear how Sonoma County Sheriff's plan to continue with Gonzales detainer order, will they hand him over to ICE or will they prosecute him locally for the wildfires? Financial losses due to the fires exceed $2,016,962,239 and thousands of homes have been reduced to smoldering ash.
Dozens of people are still missing and a total of 41 have been confirmed dead as a result of the fires. Gonzalez case will likely become increasingly high profile as the victims of the California Wildfires seek someone to blame for the devastating fires.
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