This should be construed as a news story. It’s not an opinion that Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order declaring his county a sanctuary jurisdiction is putting suspected child rapists back on the streets. This is a fact, and it’s happening at an alarming rate.
Advocates of sanctuary law enforcement policies claim Hispanic communities are more likely to cooperate with local police if the risk of ICE detention is mitigated. They say the trade-off of putting felons and suspects back on the streets to continue committing their crimes is fair when considering how the sanctuary policies will reduce overall crime. But it hasn’t worked. In fact, crime tends to rise in sanctuary jurisdiction with conspicuous spikes in violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
For people like Elrich, the happy feelings they get from releasing child rapists is worth the criticism from law abiding American citizens.
Since July 25, Montgomery County Police have arrested at least seven confirmed undocumented immigrants for alleged rapes and sexual assaults. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed an executive order last month designating the county a “sanctuary” jurisdiction.
The order states that no county agency – including police departments – can cooperate with ICE. Immigration agents are barred from entering secure portions of county jails, and must take custody of illegal immigrants in public areas, such as jail parking lots.
Earlier this month, another undocumented immigrant was arrested on second-degree rape and assault charges but was released days later after the Montgomery County Jail ignored ICE’s detainer request.
Our children deserve better than Marc Elrich’s policy of releasing suspected child rapists so they won’t get deported. His actions protect criminal illegal immigrants at the expense of the law abiding American citizens who elected him.
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