In the face of seven illegal immigrants being arrested recently on sex-crimes related charges, a sanctuary county in Maryland lashed out at President Donald Trump and his administration, as well as conservative media.
Officials in Democrat-run Montgomery County took issue with attention being drawn to the crimes, and shared a blistering response on social media attacking the president and Ken Cuccinelli, acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Conservative media was included, with all of the above put on the same scale as “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in a statement that sounded like it was written by a radical left-wing college freshman — the latest example that the party is now dominated by the hard left.
Montgomery County is committed to building and maintaining a safe and inclusive community for our residents. Understanding, tolerance, and respect are hallmarks of Montgomery County. Social justice for all is what we strive to achieve in our County… pic.twitter.com/BLxvkm56zl
— Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) September 5, 2019
“There has been a lot inaccurate information spread by the White House, President Trump, Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli, local and national conservative news outlets and neo-Nazi sympathizers regarding our criminal justice system and its process,” the post said. “These individuals and organizations should be ashamed for spreading false information seeking to establish a baseless, illogical and xenophobic connection between a person’s failure to obtain legal status and their propensity to commit a sex crime.”
“Montgomery County has earned a reputation as a great place to live, work and raise a family, not despite of, but because of who we are,” the release said in conclusion. “We will not be defined by a racist paintbrush designed to stoke unreasonable fear and tensions in our county.”
Perhaps not so great for the victims in the aforementioned crimes, but the county opted to focus on the criminal justice process instead of those victimized by people who may have been drawn to the county by policies put in place by these Democrat officials.
Among the crimes was a 37-year-old Honduran national arrested on Aug. 26, charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a home they shared. In July, two illegal immigrants from El Salvador were arrested on charges of second-degree rape for repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl over several months.
The young victim reportedly told authorities one of the men “used his cell phone to video record the two of them having sex,” according to ABC & reporter Kevin Lewis.
UPDATE: According to ICE, both suspects in this child rape case are living in the U.S. illegally.
Palacios-Amaya was removed from the U.S. in 2014 and re-entered on an unknown date.
Barrera-Navidad received a “final order of removal” in 2016.
Both men are Salvadoran nationals. pic.twitter.com/PUol1RV5nw
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 13, 2019
Cuccinelli responded on social media this week to yet another case where an illegal alien from El Salvador molested a 12-year-old girl and her younger brother.
“More sanctuary Montgomery county consequences… sad and tragic,” he tweeted.
More sanctuary Montgomery county consequences… sad and tragic https://t.co/bJuQTlJufL
— USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli (@USCISCuccinelli) September 3, 2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused Montgomery County leaders of putting politics ahead of public safety back in July, WJLA-TV reported.
“It makes it more difficult for us to do our job,” Frank Madrigal, the deputy director of ICE’s Baltimore Field Office, told the ABC affiliate. “Something problematic is going to happen.”
And it did, as seen in six illegal aliens being arrested since July 25 for sex-related crimes.
On a positive note, Montgomery County put out an appeal for bilingual volunteers to help assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program.
Social media users let the irresponsible liberals in Montgomery County have it… here is a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Let me explain in simple terms… illegal aliens raping citizens is a crime that never needed to happen. As those people should not be in our country. They are the evil people we should not have to worry about.
Illegal aliens and immigrants are NOT the same.
— Ginny (@ginkates) September 6, 2019
You let rapists free to rape because of politics. You will be judged someday.
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) September 6, 2019
This is an epic crock. MoCo council should understand this falls squarely on them. The only misrepresentation was trying to portray facts as anything but. @Marc_Elrich is the ring leader who cares more about politics than protecting citizens of MoCo. They all should be ashamed
— BCAL1976 (@BCAL1976) September 6, 2019
Don’t “build” a safe community. Your community is already built and has been for some time. Make it safe right now. That’s your #1 job.
— Anthony Amore (@anthonymamore) September 6, 2019
How dare you?! I’ve seen this County go downhill in the last 28 years. Wheaton looks like a cross between Tijuana and Mogadishu. The schools and roads are horrible yet my property taxes went up. Every damn one of you should be voted out.
— KayDee ? (@ally_gardener) September 6, 2019
Tolerance = tolerating rapists for votes.
Enjoy cashing your checks
— nunya (@lazyone2222) September 6, 2019
You sound more upset about your critics than about the numerous rapes by illegal aliens
— Leonardo ? (@LEEONAWDO) September 6, 2019
‘Social Justice’ is neither. Why are you inclusive of those who commit horrible crimes against the residents of your county?
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) September 6, 2019
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