Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MoCo Council proposes taxpayer-funded lawyers for illegal immigrants facing deportation

Illegal immigrants
convicted of murder,
rape would be eligible
for taxpayer-funded
lawyers if they have 
a "potentially 
meritorious" case

The Montgomery County Council has introduced a "special appropriation" of $373,957 to fund free lawyers for illegal immigrants facing deportation. County Councilmember Nancy Navarro said she was proud that the Council would use taxpayer funds to defend illegal immigrants from deportation, adding that Tuesday's proposal "doubled down on our commitment to protect our immigrant community."

While the Council resolution claims in one section that illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes such as murder and rape would not be eligible for the taxpayer-funded legal assistance, that claim is negated by later wording.

On Page 3 of the resolution, the text notes that illegal immigrants convicted of murder, rape, sexual offenses, armed carjacking, kidnapping, child kidnapping, sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse, gang participation, human trafficking and "abducting a child under 16 for prostitution" would be eligible for taxpayer-funded legal counsel if "the individual has a potentially meritorious claim for immigration relief from removal in the form of a claim to United States citizenship, protection under the Convention Against Torture, U/T Visa, or Refugee Adjustment."

A public hearing on the appropriation will be held on May 1 at the County Council Building, located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The County is currently facing a budget shortfall of $208,000,000.


  1. If Ted Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson would have explained to the American people in 1965 that by passing the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that the demographics of America would be reversed in sixty years the American people would never have allowed it to become law.

  2. Idiot @ 1:43 PM - There were no limits on immigration from any of the countries in the Americas prior to the 1965 act. Please educate yourself.

  3. Actually you are wrong,there was a quota system in place in America from the 1920s through 1965.Only a certain number of Immigrants from mostly European countries were granted Immigration.The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 ( alao known as the Hart Cellar Act) opened the doors to immigrants from Muslim and Hindu Countries as well as South America.Learn your History.

  4. The Hart-Celler Act was passed by overwhelming majorities in both Houses, and among both parties. What's interesting is that a much higher proportion of Republicans (85% in the House, 86% in the Senate) voted for the Hart-Celler Act, than Democrats (74% in the House, 78% in the Senate).

    "The Hart–Celler Act was widely supported in Congress. Senator Philip A. Hart introduced the administration-backed immigration bill which was reported to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Immigration and Naturalization Subcommittee.[9] Representative Emanuel Celler introduced the bill in the House of Representatives, which voted 320 to 70 in favor of the act, while the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 76 to 18. In the Senate, 52 Democrats voted yes, 14 no, and 1 abstained. Among Senate Republicans, 24 voted yes, 3 voted no, and 1 abstained.[10] In the House, 202 Democrats voted yes, 60 voted no and 12 abstained, 118 Republicans voted yes, 10 voted no and 11 abstained. In total, 74% of Democrats and 85% of Republicans voted for passage of this bill. Most of the no votes were from the American South, which was then still strongly Democratic [and segregationist]."

  5. The 1924 act was passed specifically to restrict immigration by Italians, Jews and others from Eastern Europe.

  6. The Hart Cellar Act was also lied about by Ted Kennedy,Secretary of state Dean Rusk and Lyndon Johnson.They all lied by telling the American people the bill would not dramatically affect the demographics of America.Learn your History.

  7. OK, OK, no need to belabor the point. I get it - you really hate black and brown people.

  8. Wrong,it has nothing to do with the color of someone's skin.It has to do with the problems we and many other countries are having assimilating many of these people to American and Western values.It has to do with terrorism and the clash of Cultures that we are now learning about after letting so many people in with very little education about who they are.

  9. "It has to do with terrorism and the clash of Cultures that we are now learning about after letting so many people in with very little education about who they are."

    This sentence is incoherent.

  10. Sir,I have no time to sit here and quibble with someone who is obviously a hardline Marxist.Have a good day.