Law enforcement in Maryland has finally had enough. This week marks the seventh arrest of an illegal immigrant in Montgomery County who has been charged with rape or other sex crimes in less than two months.
These are by far not the first ones to have happened in the area, but as the numbers only increase, it has become hard for local law enforcement and community members to simply try and deal with them.
Now they are calling for a change and placing the blame solely at the feet of the county executive, Marc Elrich. Last month, Elrich signed an order that made Montgomery County, Maryland, which is just outside of Washington D.C., a sanctuary county for illegal immigrants.
This means that the county does not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE. So when an illegal immigrant is arrested, no matter the crime, the county does not notify ICE of the arrest. And while the subject can be prosecuted for a state crime, once that person is adjudicated, they are released without penalty.
Furthermore, because ICE is not notified, even if they have a detainer for the person, they cannot enforce it.
Such men like Emilio Carrasco-Hernandez, who has been charged with sexual abuse against a minor, second-degree rape, and third and fourth-degree sexual offenses, is free to walk the streets and find more victims.
ICE has detainer on him that would allow him to be deported back to his home nation of Honduras, but because Montgomery County has been labeled as a sanctuary locale, he is free to do as he pleases without serious consequence.
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of the neighboring Fredrick County says, “It’s really outrageous,” and is “jeopardizing public safety.”
He says, “What they’ve done now is galvanize the fact that you can commit – Montgomery County – commit crimes as an illegal alien and you won’t feel the consequences.”
He and many others are furious at Elrich and the current policies that allow such atrocities to happen in their community.
Jenkins says, “What he’s (Elrich) done effectively is jeopardize public safety throughout the whole central part of Maryland. Montgomery borders D.C., it borders Frederick County, it’s a gateway to central Maryland.”
But Elrich, and those like him in other parts of the nation, would rather score political points with their democratic base and leading party officials than worry about their community and the harm they are enduring.
These men shouldn’t even be in the country, and yet this corrupt politician is allowing them to not only stay but to enjoy everything America has to offer, including the predation of young and innocent children.
And what’s even worse is that they won’t allow the Feds to do their job. This is precisely what ICE was created for, to enforce that those who are coming into our nation’s borders are of a certain quality. That they aren’t previously convicted felons, here or anywhere else; that they will behave according to our laws. If they are going to live here and not their own place of birth, then they need to abide by the rules, we have in place or else return to where they came from.
Our laws aren’t that difficult to master and not much different from most other nations. If an American citizen is found guilty of a crime, here or abroad, there is punishment meted out. The same should be true for non-citizens.
Our laws were created for a specific reason, and that is to keep our communities safe and thriving. It’s not racist to enforce those rules, it’s fair, and it is what keeps our home protected. If we continually allow people to partake in heinous crimes without consequences, citizen or not, then we are forfeiting our home and everything that it once stood for.
It is apparent the county executives like Elrich no longer care about America or her standards and laws. They are only self-centered, egotistical dogs who only care for themselves and where their polices can take them.
Those like Jenkins see right through him and his schemes. Until Montgomery County changes its policies, we will know precisely who to blame when the next crime occurs.