After Illegal Aliens Allegedly Commit Brutal Crime, Maryland Lawmakers Consider Sanctuary

Monday night in the final minutes of the O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly mentioned that he would cover a “horrendous story out of Maryland” in the next airing of his show.  This was surely a reference to the violent rape of a 14-year old girl at Rockville High School. The crime is alleged to have been committed by two illegal aliens, Jose Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry Sanchez-Millian, 18, from Guatemala, who are currently 9th graders at the school.  The story is gaining international coverage in the UK Daily Mail.

This increased media scrutiny comes at a crucial moment when the Maryland state legislature is attempting to make the Old Line State into a sanctuary haven for illegal aliens by means of a bill known as the Maryland Law Enforcement and Governmental Trust Act (HB 1362 and SB 0835) that was authored by Delegate Marice Morales of Montgomery County.  If enacted into law, this bill would prevent Maryland law enforcement officers from honoring ICE detainer requests to hold illegal aliens for pickup by ICE agents for up to 48 hours when the illegal aliens have been arrested or released after serving a sentence—unless the ICE detainer is accompanied by a specific warrant.

This horrific crime allegedly took place only last Thursday, and the Rockville Superintendent of Schools called for a PTA meeting for concerned citizens at Rockville High School on March 21.  But the Maryland state delegates nevertheless saw fit to take a vote on Monday to pass the Maryland Trust Act by a tally of 83 to 55.

The town of Rockville held a legislative hearing earlier this month on a measure to codify Rockville’s sanctuary policies into law.  If it passes, Rockville will join Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in formalizing its practice of ignoring ICE detainers and refusing to share any kind of information about the immigration status of illegal aliens with the federal government.  Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman recently vetoed a sanctuary measure, but then implemented the sanctuary measures “by policy” but not by law.

In another Fox News report aired Monday evening, Bret Baier interviewed Daniel McHugh, the Chair of the Montgomery County Young Republicans.  McHugh noted the increase in MS-13 gang activity in Montgomery County and stated that, “Higher taxes, lowered educational standards, and higher crime is what we’ve faced in Montgomery County as a result of pro-illegal immigration policies put forth by the county government and even by the state.”

FAIR’s analysis of the Maryland budget backs up Mr. McHugh’s statement. A FAIR study in 2010 found that the state of Maryland spent $1.9 billion on programs for illegal aliens pertaining to education, health care, administration of justice and law enforcement, public assistance, and general government services.  That year, illegal aliens paid in only $119 million in taxes, thus leaving Maryland taxpayers on the hook for $1.74 billion.

To put these figures in perspective, the net cost of $1.74 billion works out to a fiscal burden of $910 per native-born household in Maryland in 2010.  This shortfall came at a time during 2010-2011 when the Maryland budget was $32 billion and the total state debt was $40.6 billion, according to Ballotpedia.

For the safety and economic well-being of everyone in the Old Line State, the Maryland State Senate should reject the so-called Maryland Trust Act that endangers public safety, undermines federal immigration law, rewards law-breaking, encourages more illegal immigration, and cheats those who immigrate to America legally.

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  1. avatar

    There are many people in governmental offices that support sanctuary cities and illegal undocumented immigration regardless of the crimes illegal immigrants committed.

    The only way to STOP ILLEGAL immigration and to compensate victims are by bringing Lawsuits to those who support illegal immigration and sanctuary cities; and by whatever means necessary action for the safety of United States citizens.

    The following organizations are Trying to STOP ILLEGAL undocumented immigration and sanctuary cities:

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    Help to STOP Illegal undocumented immigration by passing Laws to SUE People and organizations supporting Illegal immigration. Support ALIPAC and OJJPAC and FAIR–These organizations are trying to STOP ILLEGAL immigration.

  3. avatar

    We’ve got to get this wall in place ASAP. It should have been done many years ago but better late than never. The sovereignty of our nation depends on it. As the rest of the world gets inundated with senseless overpopulation, we must protect the US and create a sustainable society. Nature has its own cruel solution to overpopulation for countries that will not surrender to the logic of the situation. Dying of thirst and starvation will be the price that is paid. We still have it under control and must not fall prey to the stupidity of trying to out-reproduce anyone.

    In addition to the wall, strict immigration controls must be maintained. We cannot be the world’s outlet for anyone’s failure to conform to population control.

    I do hope everyone takes these warnings to heart.

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    When Sheriff Joe Arpiao wanted to enforce the law the feds outranked him and stifled his every effort. Now that Obama is gone, cities and states want to break the law. They must be sued, jailed, whatever it takes to enforce the law. The illegal aliens are out of here, and when the wall gets completed it will be permanent.

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    George Peabody on

    Start enforcing the law: ARREST illegal alien usurper Barack H. Obama aka Barry Soetoro to NDAA Prison for TREASON, I.D. Fraud Voter Fraud, Immigration Violation, SS# Fraud, Murder, ETC! Install CC camera connected to internet one way view looking in on Obama from Americans and the World to keep Obama from escaping. Pay 4 View at 10¢ of Obama in prison writing his $20-M memoirs with a pencil on toilet paper will raise so much money Americans will never again have to pay taxes. Add in Clintons and Soros, and the Pay4View will be so popular that the $20-Trillion Debt will be paid off in 5-years. Arrest them NOW! Pay4View online!

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    Best way to deal with the “civil servants/elected officials” who back “sanctuary” status for illegals is to remove their protected status regarding civil and criminal activities, making them personally responsible for any crimes or criminal activity which occurs as a result of their not following Federal Laws on Immigration which IS one of the Enumerated Powers and therefore cannot be “subordinated” to a State or Local law.
    The minute that these idiots find out they can be tried as accomplices both before and after the fact as well as sued under civil law WITHOUT the protective covering typically afforded civil employees/elected officials they’ll backtrack so fast they’ll make a crawfish look like a snail by comparison.
    Government “officials” are the worst of the worst in exercising actions that the people do NOT want BECAUSE THEY CAN. At least until the next election. Civil “servants” (Now THERE is an oxymoron if there ever was one!) are a harder nut to crack because they’ve been given “rights” that the rest of us don’t have, allowing them to be grossly incompetent- or worse, and still be hard to fire.
    But if you succeed in getting them to KNOW that their “protective shield” is gone…….

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    I hope that people, true Americans realize that Democrats and liberals, including the liberal media will never support or report the truth. It’s very unfortunate that this country’s existing Americans and Patriots and military are being shoved aside to make America a third world country. We cannot let this happen. We must continue to fight or lose our country

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    [The crime is alleged to have been committed by two illegal aliens, Jose Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry Sanchez-Millian, 18, from Guatemala, who are currently 9th graders at the school] That’s the problem right there. Look, kids who fail and stay back must get quarantined or moved to a “toilet bowl” school. Sounds bad, eh? Well, leftist libtards created this mess with their bleeding hearts. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Separate the sexes in the schools. Schools have become a glorified fashion show. The Weathermen aka Obama’s father Frank Mashall Davis, David Ayers, and other dirty communists helped bring leftism into our schools. Come on!!! 17 and 18 years old freshman??? Get them the f–k out of there. Trash will bring you down. A few bad apples will spoil the bunch. Stupid liberals. I remember teaching when you had some losers who had stayed back twice and were at least 2 years older than the majority of the class — it DOESN’T WORK. The leftists’ saying that Everyone Must Win doesn’t work, Everyone does not win. Get the women and —- out of the school. Have men teach men. This trash should be killed — a public castration.

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    When terrible crimes are committed
    by unauthorized foreign nationals,
    we have one additional sanction
    not available for American citizens who commit crimes:
    Once in custody for their crimes,
    they can be processed for deportation.
    And this should include all other members of their families
    who are also deportable.
    Consistently applied, such a policy of quick deportation
    will have a major impact on the crime-rate among immigrants
    because the other family members
    will apply pressure to prevent the criminal behavior
    that might also get them noticed and deported.

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    Immigration advocates have no grip on reality. In a recent column in the Los Angeles Times writer Don Lee appears to contradict himself in several sentences scattered through the story. Addressing Trump’s calls to lower immigration overall and restrict it to mostly merit based admissions Lee says:

    “Trump’s characterization of US immigration as a flood of low-skilled migrants draining public finances is more a picture of the past.”

    “It’s true that there’s a much larger share of low-skilled immigrants without a high school diploma as compared to the overall population.”

    “But in the long run experts widely agree that greater immigration provides a net economic benefit to the US, lowering the costs of goods and services as well as enlarging the labor and consumer base.”

    So first he says that those low skilled immigrants are “a picture of the past”, but then points out later that they didn’t just disappear, as they are a permanent “much larger share” of the class without a high school diploma and will continue to be. So how then does he argue that “greater immigration”, and not just that restricted to the highly educated, is some great benefit.

    He just throws out meaningless nonsense like “enlarging the labor and consumer base” without examining the costs. People without high school diplomas ARE a drain on public finances. It’s a fact they take far more than their share in various welfare programs and tax benefits. They also lower wages for those native workers, particularly blacks, at the lowest level of the economy. The real benefits flow, as they always do, to the wealthy. Lee always writes gibberish that falls on it’s face when examined.

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      What I would like to ask Lee is that, how much money of his own is he willing to commit to educate, house, feed and pay for hospitalizing illegal immigrants? I think the American people need to require people like Lee to be required to pay more in Taxes as well as donate more money of their own to support their ideas and ideals. To advocate and look nice at the taxpayers dime needs to stop.