Daily Caller – Baltimore State’s Attorney Tells Prosecutors To Ease Off Illegal Immigrants

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office wants prosecutors to reconsider charging illegal immigrants with non-violent crimes if they believe doing so will trigger “collateral consequences” that lead to deportation.

Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow told his staff that tough immigration enforcement policies under the Trump administration increase the likelihood that federal authorities will target illegal immigrants convicted of minor offenses.

The Justice Department’s deportation efforts “have increased the potential collateral consequences to certain immigrants of minor, non-violent criminal conduct,” Schatzow wrote in a memo obtained Thursday by the Baltimore Sun.

“In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant,” he added.

The memo follows a similar order from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, which on Monday said it will implement new prosecution guidelines in order to shield illegal immigrants accused of minor crimes from deportation. Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said his office will maintain an “immigration-neutral disposition” by allowing illegal immigrant defendants to plead down to minor crimes that wouldn’t normally qualify as grounds for deportation. (RELATED: Brooklyn DA Changes Prosecution Rules To Protect Illegal Immigrants)

President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration in his first three months in office, stepping up detention and removal of aliens with criminal records of any kind. The Department of Homeland Security in February issued guidance that there are no longer “classes or categories of removable aliens” exempt from potential enforcement, including deportation.

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From WCBM – Montgomery County’s Number of Registered Voters Exceeds Its Voting-Age Population – 103%

Montgomery County’s Number of Registered Voters Exceeds Its Voting-Age Population

Judicial Watch, a non-partisan foundation promoting integrity and transparency in government, is threatening to sue Maryland in federal court over what it calls Montgomery County’s “dirty election rolls.” The foundation’s analysis revealed that there are more people registered to vote in Montgomery County than there are citizens of legal voting age, based upon the latest U.S. Census data. Judicial Watch says the excess voter names are of those who have died or moved, or of non-citizens who have illegally-registered to vote.

Voter fraud can often involve people impersonating voters known to be deceased, or to have moved away, at polling places. In Montgomery County, only the most basic personal information (name, address, date of birth) about a deceased or absent voter would need to be known to vote using their name at the polls. Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D) warned last year that “We’ve seen fraud committed in our state in prior elections.” Cardin and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) implored voters to “let us know” if they “encounter fraud or misconduct” at polling places.


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Former Md. governor Martin O’Malley deposed in redistricting lawsuit – Gerrymandering Case – Troubled Times For The Former Governor And Mike’s

Uh, Which way did he go, which way did he go.

April 26 at 6:52 PM

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley (D) was deposed Wednesday by attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2011 redistricting process, which O’Malley oversaw.

The lawyers deposed Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) on Monday and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) last week.

Both lawmakers played key roles in the redistricting process. They and O’Malley tried unsuccessfully to avoid turning over records and testifying in the lawsuit, citing legislative and executive privilege.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar ruled in January that the ability to discover evidence “lies at the heart of this case” and said the legislature’s direct role in the redistricting process “supports overcoming the legislative privilege.”

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Benisek v. Lamone, allege that state officials redrew Maryland’s congressional districts based on party registration and voting histories, violating the First Amendment by making it difficult for people of a particular political persuasion to elect their preferred representative.

Specifically, they claim that Maryland’s 6th Congressional District was manipulated to unseat then-Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R), a 10-term incumbent who lost to Democrat John Delaney in 2012.


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Washington Times – Illegals thwart immigration laws with help from lawyers, judges, educators

– The Washington Times – Monday, April 24, 2017

A massive anti-deportation infrastructure has emerged to try to protect illegal immigrants from President Trump’s crackdown, with advocacy groups coaching potential deportees on how to massage encounters with police, and lawyers and judges working to shield them from charges that would make them priorities for deportation.

A video released Monday by a coalition of advocates instructs illegal immigrants not to open the door to federal agents, what proof to demand if they are being arrested and what to say if accosted outside their homes.

Meanwhile, attorneys are working to lower charges from some illegal immigrant criminals, hoping to blunt their crimes so they don’t show up as high-priority deportation targets.

The latest instance was in California, where an immigrant from India was accused of abusing his wife. The Santa Clara prosecutor told The Daily Beast that he reduced a felony assault charge to a felony accessory after the fact charge in order to spare the man a sentence that would have made him a deportation risk.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at the prosecutor last week, calling his action a perversion of the criminal justice system.


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C4LMD – Baltimore County Council members fight Kamenetz “sanctuary” order

I have big news to report this week.

Several Baltimore County Council members announced Tuesday plans to fight Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s “sanctuary county” executive order with counter measures of their own.
Council Members Todd Crandell (R-Dundalk), David Marks (R-Perry Hall), and Wade Kach (R-Hereford) will introduce legislation that will untie the hands of law enforcement so that they can do their job.

Councilman Todd Crandell who is leading the effort said:

“What this would do is basically send a message that, if you are in this country illegally and convicted of a crime and sentenced to incarceration at the Baltimore County Detention Center, that you would be subject to federal immigration statutes.”

It’s a shame that our elected representatives even have to introduce a bill like this, you would think enforcing the law on lawbreakers would be a no-brainer?

But when we have politicians like Kevin Kamenetz who care more about illegal aliens than they do about Maryland citizens it demands that we take action.

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It was announced that on May 1st these new proposals will be introduced at the Baltimore County Council meeting.

Maryland Campaign for Liberty will be there to deliver your petitions to your County Council member so that they know we DEMAND action from them on fighting Kevin Kamenetz’s “sanctuary” order.

Please share our petition with everyone you know so that Maryland DOES NOT become a “sanctuary state.”

Click here for the link to our petition.

We have defeated efforts to make Howard County a “sanctuary county” and just recently sunk efforts in the Maryland General Assembly to make Maryland a “sanctuary state.”

Your work thus far has lead politicians like Alan Kittleman, who was shocked at the outpouring of opposition to the Howard County “sanctuary” bill, to say:

“I have not seen this type of response to legislation in my career.”

But if we don’t double down here in Baltimore County I’m afraid the Open Borders Lobby will have a foothold to build from across Maryland.

In fact, if we don’t act in Baltimore County, they’ll have a rallying cry to re-introduce their bill to make Maryland a “sanctuary state” in the 2018 General Assembly.

I don’t want that to happen and I don’t think you do either.

Let’s act now while we still have time to fight for all Marylanders here in Baltimore County.

Here’s what you can do:

>>> Share our petition with friends and family, especially if they live in the Baltimore area.  The petition link is here.

>>> Chip in to our Protect Baltimore County from Kamenetz Fund.  We are committing to fighting Kamenetz’s terrible “sanctuary” order until he starts listening to the people he was elected to serve.

>>> Plan to attend the Baltimore County Council meeting happening May 1st.  The address for the meeting is 400 Washington Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.

>>> Volunteer for Maryland Campaign for Liberty.  If you would like to help with door knocking or writing or envelope stuffing — let us know!

For liberty,

Bob Willick
State Coordinator
Maryland Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Huge news was announced this week when three Baltimore County Council members committed to introducing proposals on May 1st to uphold the rule of law in Baltimore County.

It’s up to us to prepare and mobilize our friends and family to fight Kamenetz’s bad “sanctuary” order and support new legislation to UNTIE the hands of Baltimore County law enforcement when it comes to illegal aliens and undocumented criminals.

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