Help Save Maryland – Another Citizen Killed By An Illegal; More CASA News

Subject: Help Save Maryland – Another Citizen Killed By An Illegal; More CASA News


"Jan Brewer has the cojones that our President does not have to look out for all Americans, not just Arizonans, but all Americans, in this desire of ours to secure our borders and allow legal immigration to help build this country, as was the purpose of immigration laws. If our own president will not enforce a federal law, more power to Jan Brewer and 44 other states who are in line to help support Jan Brewer in state laws, state efforts, to do what our president won’t do" Sarah Palin



What a horrible story of a needless death at the hand of an illegal alien. Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, an illegal from Bolivia was a known illegal in federal custody ready for deportation. Weak enforcement of the law and selective prioritization of so-called more dangerous illegals allowed Montano out on the street again to kill. A Catholic nun paid the ultimate price because of the unwillingness of our politicians to enforce the law.

Montano had multiple false names and multiple Social Security numbers, but that’s not important enough to get this Hispanic criminal off our streets and out of our country. Instead he was allowed to do his work "gig" , taking a job, income and public services from unemployed Americans.

Does this story sound familiar? Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and his Police Chief Tom Manger allow Hispanic illegal alien criminals out on the street without running their names through ICE. A number of illegals have murdered others after being released on DUI or other so-called minor crimes. And there are hundreds, maybe thousands of other illegals that have been in MoCo Police custody but let out free without their names being checked with ICE. Hundreds and hundreds of "Montano" types on our streets. Horrific crimes waiting to happen.

See the thousands and thousands of outstanding warrants for Montgomery County. Check the names and crimes. You Decide!

Leggett and Manger won’t do their job, but you can do your civic duty come early November.

Driver in fatal Va. crash had previous DUI violations

By Jennifer Buske and Paul Duggan

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Barbara Hollingsworth: CASA de Maryland’s expands its political advocacy arm

By: Barbara Hollingsworth
Local Opinion Editor
August 3, 2010

CASA de Maryland has decided to start a political action committee so it can endorse pro-Hispanic candidates who promise to defend its politically untouchable stream of public funds. CASA has been using the money to beat back any citizen challenges to Maryland’s current sanctuary status.

The CASA in Action PAC will build upon CASA’s past success in making Maryland taxpayers pay to watch their state and local officials fall all over each other to provide the most services to people with no legal right to be in the United States. So this latest venture into partisan politics is hardly new. The PAC just makes it official.

Since 2005, the open-borders group has hauled in at least $7.6 million in the form of outright subsidies, community development tax credits, government-issued bonds, grants and heavens knows what else. It’s used tax dollars to fund day laborer sites, organize a protest against Arizona’s new immigration law, and even file a lawsuit against a Frederick County sheriff for arresting a woman wanted on a deportation warrant.

Even while they were staring at a $2 billion budget deficit earlier this year, state legislators defeated, by a lopsided vote of 47-89, an amendment offered by House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell, R-Calvert, to strip CASA of yet another $200,000 the group was allocated from the state’s capital budget.

CASA in Action has already raised $45,000 from 5,000 dues-paying members, according to Kim Propeack, director of community organizing and political action. CASA organizers say they hope to harness the "enormous unrealized potential of the Latino vote" in Maryland, where, thanks in large part to political pressure from CASA, local elections officials cannot demand proof of citizenship and election judges cannot even demand to see a voter’s ID.

The PAC’s current agenda includes issuing Maryland driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, fighting efforts to make English the official state language, lobbying for more funding for nonprofits like CASA, and stopping raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Evidence of CASA’s political clout was recently on display. Despite deep budget cuts that forced some county employees to take unpaid furloughs, the Hyattsville-based group was miraculously spared.

It received $2.1 million from local governments ($1.3 million from Montgomery County alone) even though its other sources of revenue include deep-pocketed billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute and Citgo, Venezeula’s state-owned oil company.

The October 2008 grand opening of CASA’s $13.8 million Multicultural Service Center in a restored mansion in Langley Park ("a casa for CASA") was attended by a long list of Democratic bigwigs, including Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Prince George’s, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, state Comptroller Peter Franchot, Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. "I do everything [current CASA
President] Gustavo [Torres] tells me to do," Maryland House Ways and Means Committee Chairwoman Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery, said only half-jokingly.

Not surprisingly, former CASA President Thomas Perez, a former aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy who is now head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, took the lead in preparing the federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law. While head of CASA, Perez demanded in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and opposed enforcement of deportation orders. The group even pressured Montgomery County Public Schools officials to offer academic credit to students who attended a pro-illegal-immigration rally in D.C.

More recently, Torres unilaterally declared that the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has "absolutely no right to ask for people’s Social Security number or immigration status to get a drivers license" — in direct contradiction of the federal Real ID Act. No elected public official has yet had the temerity to set him straight.

Who needs a political action committee when you already tell everybody in the state how high to jump?

Barbara F. Hollingsworth is The Examiner’s local opinion editor.

Immigration frustration
Originally published August 02, 2010

By Hardy Stone, Frederick News Post

I want to express my frustration. Frustration caused by ignorance, inactivity and typical community isolationist thinking. We say: "It’s not my problem — it’s someone else’s. It’s not affecting me directly." Out of sight, out of mind, but the bottom line is that the problem is indeed affecting Frederick County citizens — we just don’t care or don’t know what to do about it.

The last column I wrote, on illegal immigration ("Press two for English?"), was received with some controversy and emotional response. Most agreed that illegal immigration is affecting our language, our social unity and our culture. Some readers, however, had other opinions. I received an e-mail in Spanish stuffed with words not fit for printing. Hey, amigo: Gracias por leer mi columna y por su soporte.

Have a look at . It’s calculated that the cost of illegal immigration to Frederick County taxpayers will exceed $56,587,264 next year. This figure is based on public information provided by the Maryland Department of Planning and the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Let’s say this figure is high. Even if it’s $40 million, those dollars could go toward raises for our teachers, charitable enterprises, the county Health Department, nursing homes, homeless shelters, public funding of creative arts, toward maintaining the infrastructure of our county.

Instead, we fork over our treasure for the cost of educating, providing "emergency" health care services and incarcerating illegal immigrants. The good news is that if we clean up this mess we’ll have millions of dollars to supplement our local social programs.

Hiring illegal immigrants happens everywhere, all the time. Day labor centers are locations where anyone with a strong back can find work — cash is king, and there’s no record of money made and no contribution to Frederick County, Maryland or the United States.

But that’s just the obvious fraud. Many of our favorite restaurants thrive on workers who are in this country illegally. Fast-food restaurants are notorious. Employers pay "undocumented workers" far less than minimum wage, which is despicable — because they can, and any edge you can get in business is the edge you take. These employers should be deported to Greece.

But here’s the personal irony I struggle with: If I were a citizen — skilled or unskilled — of another nation, trying to feed my family on bread and water, I’d cross the border in a New York heartbeat if I could. I’d keep a low, low profile and seek out employers willing to pay cash with no questions asked. I’d mail most of it to my wife and four kids back home. Plenty of cash left over for rent here in Frederick County (after the 15 friends living with me, who are also here illegally, pitch in their share).

The more we enable illegal immigration, the more we’ll pay. We’ve got to stop opening our wallets to people who come here illegally.

Is this bigotry or patriotic social preservation? People who believe that illegal immigrants deserve the same rights as true American citizens are not true American citizens. But we can try to make a difference. In the upcoming county and state elections, know where the candidates stand on this.

I guarantee that more states will check their balance sheets and tilt favorably toward Arizona’s illegal-immigration bill.

Frustrated? You bet I am … when I see my family, friends and neighbors being ripped off …

… in times like these …



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