Sentinel Hosts Live-Stream Roundtable on Hate Crimes
The roundtable discussion will be held on Monday, January 23rd, in the Council Hearing Room (3rd floor) in the County Council Building at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville.
Brian J. Karem, the executive editor for The Sentinel Newspapers will moderate the event which is scheduled from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Participating in the roundtable discussion will be Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice, Montgomery County Chief of Police Tom Manger, Ron Halber, Executive Director of the JCRC of Greater Washington, Daryl Davis, community activist and author of Klan-Destine Relationships, Hessie Harris of Help Save Maryland, and former Montgomery County High School Principal Fred Evans.
The general public is invited to the event as well as local and national media.
Attendance is limited to a first come and first serve basis.
Any questions can be sent to editor-mc@Thesentinel.com or by calling the Montgomery County Sentinel at (301)838-0788.
14 Jul 2014
Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley said illegal immigrant children flooding across the border should be considered “refugees” and all be given asylum status, but after Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) publicized the federal government’s last-minute plans to sneak illegal immigrant children into Maryland, there was considerable blowback. HHS backed off, citing things like insufficient access to drinking water at the facility.
In a Monday appearance on WBAL radio in Baltimore, Harris said he found out late Thursday evening about the Obama administration’s plans and “hit the ground running on Friday morning” to stop it from happening.
“We have to send a very clear message to HHS that this is crazy,” Harris said.
Harris also acknowledged that until the message gets sent clearly that illegal immigrant children will not be given amnesty or be allowed to remain in the country for years, billions of dollars in more government spending will not solve what he called an “emergency” at the border.
Protestors in Murrieta, California have been turning back bus after bus of illegal immigrant children, some of whom had scabies. And protesters will organize Tuesday in Oracle, Arizona to try to prevent the federal government from dumping illegal immigrants in their blue-collar community.
“These unaccompanied minors who have entered our nation illegally must not be brought to Carroll County, Maryland. Flying them to Maryland only to turn around and fly them back home is nonsensical,” Harris said last week. “Should this Administration attempt to put them in Carroll County, I will use every tool at my disposal though the appropriations process to stop this.”
He said “Obama should immediately return them to their nation of origin” and fix the problem he created.
Despite O’Malley’s contention that the illegal immigrant children should not be sent back to what he says is “certain death,” residents of Maryland of all backgrounds have expressed concerns.
Last Friday, as Breitbart News reported, Elaine, “a black caller from Baltimore, Maryland told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that she was ‘living a nightmare’ because her ‘whole neighborhood is so violent.’ She wanted to know where she could get refugee status in her own country.”
Deep divides continued to surface Wednesday night as residents delivered impassioned testimony before the Howard County Council on a proposed bill that would label the county a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants.
On the first night of the hearing, more than 500 people packed the meeting room Tuesday night and more than 270 people signed up to testify, a turnout that pushed the meeting to Wednesday after the Council heard more than six hours of testimony that continued past 2 a.m.
Proposed by Democratic Council members Calvin Ball and Jen Terrasa, the bill would codify existing county practices regarding how county employees, including local law enforcement, interact with undocumented immigrants. If passed, state and federal laws and policies would trump the designation.
On Wednesday, the debate between opponents — who wore red and held large “No CB-9” signs — and proponents, — who wore a motley collection of white, green and other colors and held an assortment of signs — was emblematic of the national debate over immigration enforcement.
Fear of the unknown surfaced on both ends during the hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“There has been so much hurt and anger on all sides,” said Columbia resident Tonya Tiffany, who is opposed to the bill.
By Wednesday night, the Council had heard nearly nine hours of testimony on the controversial bill over two days.
Of the 271 people who signed up to testify over the two days, 105 supported and 83 opposed the bill, according to Council staff. The remaining were undeclared.
Supporters said the bill was a principled stand for undocumented immigrants, whom they described as mainstays of the local economy, and said it gave minorities living in increased fear of the presidency of Donald Trump piece of mind.
The Council on American Muslim Relations, a major advocacy group for Muslims, and CASA de Maryland also testified Wednesday in support of the bill.
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Forget sanctuary cities: The next heated congressional battle on immigration could be over “sanctuary campuses” — the dozens of colleges and universities that say they will resist any cooperation with federal immigration agents, unless they are forced to by law.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, introduced legislation this month to do just that, saying Congress should strip schools of billions of dollars in federal financial aid unless they start cooperating with authorities.
Mr. Hunter’s legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security to keep a list of sanctuary campuses and send it to the Education Department, which would cancel federal payments for student loans and financial aid, potentially costing schools billions of dollars.
“This effort is not about telling colleges who they can and can’t accept for enrollment, but whatever decision they make will either mean they receive federal money or they don’t — it’s that simple,” Mr. Hunter said.
His bill has the backing of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which said schools that refuse to cooperate with federal agents are putting students’ security at risk.
“Affording public benefits to illegal aliens not only serves as a magnet to future illegal immigration but is a slap in the face to the thousands of disadvantaged Americans and legal immigrant students competing for those same college slots and funding,” FAIR said in a statement.