OAG Gansler will not enforce Federal Immigration Laws On The Books – The Citizens call on Gansler to Investigate Casa De Maryland, Again. Misappropriation of Maryland Tax Dollars

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Subject: OAG Gansler will not enforce Federal Immigration Laws On The Books – The Citizens call on Gansler to Investigate Casa De Maryland, Again. Misappropriation of Maryland Tax Dollars

Attorney General Doug Gansler, like Chief Tom Manger of Montgomery County are afraid to enforce existing Immigration Laws on the Book. They feel as though the Feds should be doing this work, but what these two fail to recognize, is, that if you are in the State Illegally, that means it is up to the OAG and his Counter Parts to enforce the Laws on the book. Clearly they are to afraid of Illegal Immigrant Voter back lash and will not stand up for those who are here Legally as Immigrants and are scapegoating to avoid doing their jobs. It is up to the state to enforce the Federal Immigration Laws that are on the books, failure to do so means the authorities entrusted to do so have failed in their job. It’s a mockery and a disgrace to allow Maryland to continue forking out close to 2 billion dollars annually to illegal immigrants in our communities, all the while violent crime continues to rise, thanks to the gangs such as MS 13.

We have asked the attorney general on numerous occasions to begin an investigation into Casa De Maryland, and he continues to pull a Mohammed Ali, much like his Hero, Governor O’Malley. The Ole Bob and Weave routine, never dealing with the issue. It the attorney general feels as though the feds should be handling the enforcement of the laws in Maryland regarding illegal immigration, why doesn’t he get moving on working with them instead of worrying about Gays in our state. Clearly this Attorney General is puppeteer-ring for the Delegates and Senators in Maryland’s General Assembly, you know, the Vallarios, Ramirez, Madaleno, Harrington, Ana Sol, Brian Frosh, Doyle Neimann, Susan Lee, etc.

We, again are asking the Attorney General to begin an Investigation into the Illegal Activities of Casa De Maryland and the assisting of Illegal Aliens, Housing them, Hiding them, finding work for them regardless of immigration status, the funding of them with Maryland Tax Dollars. If it is true that Maryland is funding an Organization that is assisting Illegal Immigration, than Maryland is at fault and breaking the laws. Maybe the Attorney General, a Staunch Advocate for Homosexuals should concentrate on cracking down on a Criminal Enterprise, such as Casa De Maryland instead of advocating Gay Rights. Afterall, he was elected to do the people’s work, not the work of the Delegates and Senators.

Arizona immigration law echoes in Maryland

Gansler says state enforcement of federal law ‘not constitutional’; McDonough plans similar bill here


A second-grader in Silver Spring and a newspaper publisher in Middle River thrust Maryland into the national debate on immigration on Wednesday.

Each raised questions about an Arizona law requiring people stopped by police to prove their citizenship or visa status. The girl questioned first lady Michelle Obama. The newspaperman questioned Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.

“Clearly it’s not constitutional for a state government to be charged with the enforcement of federal laws,” Gansler, in an interview on Thursday, said he told the audience at the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Wednesday.

After Gansler’s speech to the chamber, George Wilbanks, the owner and publisher of the East County Times community newspaper, asked the attorney general if he believed the Arizona law was “legal,” whether he would support a similar bill for Maryland, and whether he had read the Arizona law.

Wilbanks said Thursday he is “a registered independent” and was not surprised by Gansler’s answer, although he disagrees with it.

“We’re almost a sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants, Wilbanks said.

Del. Patrick L. McDonough said Thursday that by saying the law was unconstitutional Gansler “prejudiced” himself against an immigration bill McDonough plans to introduce to replicate the Arizona law.

To introduce the bill McDonough (R-Dist. 7) of Middle River would have to be re-elected in November.

“The fact of the matter is, [the Arizona law] is a replica of the federal [immigration] act,” McDonough said Thursday. “And if the state law is unconstitutional, then the federal law is unconstitutional.”

Gansler (D) disagreed.

“Immigration by definition is the most federal of issues,” he said. “That is people coming from other countries to our country. And the issue of immigration policy and enforcement rests solely with the federal government.”

McDonough said Gansler’s answer to Wilbanks’ questions was “reckless” and “circumvented” the “deliberative review” process that an attorney general is supposed to undertake when asked for a legal opinion.

“Doug is not like a legislator and he’s not like a governor. He’s like a judge,” McDonough said. “His word has meaning. It has power. It has authority, as we saw with the gay marriage opinion.”

Gansler has faced criticism from some legislators since March when he issued an advisory opinion saying Maryland courts would recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

At Wednesday’s breakfast, McDonough rose from his seat as Gansler was answering Wilbanks.

“I said, ‘Doug, you have just prejudiced yourself on this matter, because everyone else in this room is entitled to an opinion. I’m entitled to an opinion. You’re not,'” McDonough recounted.

“That’s ridiculous,” Gansler said Thursday. “Prejudiced” was not the right word, he said.

“I’m biased on many issues in the sense that I’ve read the Constitution of the United States,” he said.

Federal responsibility for immigration laws is “a fact,” Gansler said. “It’s not my opinion one way or another. It just is.”

Gansler’s comments to the chamber came the same day that a second-grade girl at New Hampshire Estates Elementary in Silver Spring made international news during an exchange with Michelle Obama, who was visiting the school with Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala.

Seated with the first ladies after they joined students in a physical education class, the unidentified girl told Obama that her mother “says Barack Obama’s taking everybody away that doesn’t have papers.”

“Yeah, well that’s something that we have to work on, right?” Obama answered as television cameras taped the exchange. “To make sure that people can be here with the right kind of papers.”

“But my mom doesn’t have any papers,” the girl said.

“Well we have to work on that, we have to fix that,” Obama said. “And everybody’s got to work together in Congress to make sure that that happens.”

The incident “put the issue into the spotlight because it made news,” said Nathan L. Gonzales, political editor of The Rothenberg Political Report. “Still, I think immigration is going to be a secondary issue in the election to jobs and the economy.”

Although job creation and immigration policies “aren’t mutually exclusive,” Gonzales downplayed the impact the incident could have on election year politics.

In October 2008, with the cameras rolling on a campaign stop in Ohio a man asked then-Sen. Barack Obama (D) about his tax plan. Sen. John McCain referred to the man in a debate three days later as “Joe the Plumber” and a media celebrity was born.

“I don’t think we’re going to see this young girl taken to the stump like Joe the Plumber and doing rallies for candidates,” Gonzales said. “It’s just not going to happen here.”

The incident should not change the way the White House conducts school visits, Gonzales said.

“These White House events can’t get much more scripted,” he said. “I don’t think the president and first lady are going to head to a bunker between now and 2012.”

For the school system’s part, it has no plans to change the way it hosts visiting dignitaries, said Dana Tofig, a Montgomery County schools spokesman.

“We had a student who asked a question,” Tofig said. “The student is 7 years old. How much she was repeating what she heard, we don’t know.”

The school system does not ask about the immigration status of students or their family members, Tofig said. He cited a 1982 Supreme Court ruling — Plyler v. Doe — that barred schools from asking such questions.

“United We Stand, Together We Fall, Unity, Resistance”


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