The NH legislature dealt with more than one Sanctuary bill this spring. The movement has no moral, ethical or legal basis for what it does…. none. Supporters assert that by virtue of the fact that there are people in the world that have less than some Americans, we must accept them all as immigrants… All of them, as many as want to come here, because they want to come here. Well no, we are a nation of laws and we need to actually follow them. Here’s an example of why. https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/16/montgomery-county-ice-illegals-rape/
Montgomery County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland is a sanctuary jurisdiction. In an action against the safety of its own community it has followed through on an executive order. The executive order is to ignore Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests. Recently the county apprehended on an alleged rapist who in the country illegally. That information comes from The Daily Caller. https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/19/sanctuary-county-ice-request-maryland/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push
Local law enforcement authorities (LEO) arrested Salvadoran illegal alien Rodrigo Castro-Montejo. They charged him with second-degree rape and second-degree assault. Two days after charging; ICE placed a detainer request on him. The Montgomery County Detention Center ignored the request and released Castro-Montejo the next day. https://data.montgomerycountymd.gov/Public-Safety/Daily-Arrests/xhwt-7h2h/data
The Executive Order
The executive order behind this decision is known as “The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order.” It outlaws police from inquiring about immigration status. It also forbids local LEOs from cooperating with their federal counterparts on immigration matters. Isn’t it ironic that one of the stated reasons for this order is so “all residents of Montgomery County feel safe.” https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/OPI/Resources/Files/2019/MC-executive_order_135-19.pdf
It has been a month since Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed the executive order. The county has already enforced it in multiple instances involving rape charges. In another case, Salvadoran nationals Mauricio Barrera-Navidad and Carlos Palacios-Amaya were arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. In a development in the case, one of the suspects used his cell phone to record himself raping the child allegedly.
Prior Deportation Order
Palacios-Amaya was previously deported in 2014. Barrera-Navidad was issued a “final order of removal in” in 2016, but is still here. Elrich vowed to notify ICE if and when they post bond. That is the standard procedure for dealing with illegal aliens charged with “serious crimes.” While somewhat commendable, this procedure is contingent on the fact that a crime must already have been committed.
These crimes are shocking, inexcusable and preventable. These gentlemen must return to their country of origin for the crime of illegal entry. This should happen before they have a chance to violate an innocent person. The county should allow ICE to enforce the law. These to men were able to live in a leftist utopia.
Those who vote for, sign or carry out this executive order should be held responsible for the results of their actions. Montgomery County had the chance to learn from their mistake. They could have complied with the detainer request. It was for rape, by an illegal alien. They knew that. But they refused to do so with Rodrigo Castro-Montejo. If this is the kind of protection you want you’re your jurisdiction then support Sanctuary. It seems very short sighted to prioritize the feelings of foreign nationals over the safety of the female residents. But sometimes it just is, what it is.