MontCo welcomes illegals, as neighbors crack down

Mont Co welcomes illegals, as neighbors crack down

Examiner Staff
April 2, 2010

Montgomery County is opening its doors to illegal immigrants as its neighbors around the Washington region crack down on them.

While counties across the area are slamming their doors shut to illegals through federal enforcement, Montgomery County’s communication with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials is limited to a weekly fax of names. And now the county is fighting an effort to crack down statewide.

The county’s Department of Corrections sends the name of every inmate detained on charges of violent crime — without regard to their immigration status — to ICE weekly, according to county spokesman Patrick Lacefield.

“If the arrest is not for [violent crime], then ICE will NOT be contacted, regardless of the individual’s legal status and/or gang affiliation,” county policy reads.

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