Commentary: Hat tip to Daniel McHugh from Montgomery County Young Republicans for this indepth time line of events, supporters, Casa De Maryland, Martin O’Malley, County Council, complicity by the County Exec, Ike Leggett and lack of leadership from the Sheriff of Montgomery County, Tom Manger and much more. Please go through the events and read the stories. Patrick Lacefield must be blind to even think that MoCo is not a Sanctuary Haven for Criminal Aliens. Don’t forget this about the “Militant”, Casa Director, Gustavo Torres, who also supported a communist regime in Cuba and Dead Venezuelan Leader, Hugo Chavez who donated to Casa.
Casa De Maryland operates out of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland and their tentacles reach into Maryland’s Statehouse, to the Maryland AG and into Congress.
Gustavo Torres, Director, Casa De Maryland “Militant”, his story:
“It is longstanding County policy that County police do not enforce federal immigration law. Neither will they inquire about immigration status when individuals are stopped nor target individuals based on their ethnicity, race, or religious beliefs.”
Leggett said the political leaders in Montgomery County wanted to send a message to illegal immigrants to not live in fear of the county government.
“Montgomery County does not support the policy of the federal government that this is a real concern nationally,” said Leggett. “But locally, we’re not going to enforce ICE’s mandates and we would hope that people understand that.”
“The policy now is what it has been for years — we are not involving ourselves in immigration enforcement and those types of activities — and we will not be changing this,” “said Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks.
How have pro-illegal immigration policies affected Maryland and Montgomery County?
In 2010 Then Governor Martin O’Malley rolled the red carpet when he called the illegal immigrants the new Americans.
Then in 2012 along with his pals at CASA Owemalley got the dream act passed that gives illegals in-state college tuition.
Then in 2013 Marty Mctax along with his pals at Casa again Signed a law that gives illegals drivers licenses.
Then in 2014 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett – County Executive and the Montgomery County MD Council put in a policy that Montgomery County, by and large, does not comply w ice detainers.
What results have these policies and laws had on the taxpayers of Montgomery County?
Taxes: In 2016 Montgomery County increased our property taxes by 8.7% and a 30% Increase in the recordation tax both increases for the schools.
Public Safety: Since the 2014 Ice Detainer Policy put forth by the county
Ms 13 Violence recruitment and activity has increased.
Homicides doubled from 2014 – 2016 in Montgomery County.
And Gang-related murders have increased in Montgomery County.
Education: MCPS has had a demographic shift where the student population is now 30% Hispanic 29% white as of October of 2016.
Which has led to Montgomery County Public Schools lowering the bar on education getting rid of final exams in high school and implementing a new grading system to make it easier to pass.
So pro-illegal immigrant policies have had negative results on Taxes, Public Safety, and our Education System here in Montgomery County.