Rep. Harris: Maryland Jurisdictions to Lose Funding; “Residents at Risk” Due to Sanctuary City Status

From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:

Congressman Harris Applauds Attorney General’s Move to Enforce Federal Immigration Law in Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of Attorney General Sessions’ announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will now require compliance with federal immigration law as a condition for receiving DOJ grants:

“I fully support the Attorney General’s position to deny future and claw-back current law enforcement funding from jurisdictions in the United States that fail to comply with federal immigration law. Unfortunately for Maryland, that means many jurisdictions will lose funding, including Baltimore County. The county stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in law enforcement grants from the Department of Justice as a result of its sanctuary policy, which places its residents at risk.”

Comments

  1. SoulCrusher says

    Now, this is an oxymoron. Andy Harris supports the defunding of DOJ grants to jurisdictions where he is a duly elected representative. This means Andy Harris supports the government, a non living or breathing entity, over the needs of his constituents that elected him and are living and breathing human beings. I have been warning everyone for weeks that defunding could be the outcome of not following the established Federal Law, but in no way endorsed this outcome as I knew it would harm the public. Harris on the other hand, does support this outcome and it seems to me he is welcoming it. Why did you people put this guy in power to represent you? Now, since 2001, the government of Maryland has NOT been following the established Federal Law involving the 4th Amendment and the 14th Amendment, in regards to CDS. Since 2001, the government of Maryland has NOT been following the established Federal Law involving Racketeering (RICO Act) and Domestic Terrorism, in regards to CDS. Since 2001, the Maryland Legislature actually passed state law allowing the racketeering and Domestic Terrorism against it’s citizens in regards to CDS. Since 2001, the Maryland Court of Appeals has been intentionally making precedent decisions NOT following the interpretations of the US Supreme Court involving the 4th and 14th Amendments and allowing illegal and unconstitutional convictions of the citizens of this state, in regards to CDS. Where is or was the outrage from the Federal government? No where. This is because the Federal government allowed all this to happen. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, our government is an Organized Crime Syndicate and a Terrorist Organization. If you, the people of this state, can not see this then you are blind. I am totally ashamed of my government and believe they all need to go…..

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      • SoulCrusher says

        No, Andy doesn’t keep me awake at night. A friend of mine was hospitalized thinking he was having a heart attack. He wasn’t. He had the flu and got dehydrated. Damn hospital wanted to keep him a long time to do additional tests. Got home and read this. Any elected official that wants to punish his own constituents, for an act his voters didn’t take part in, is a complete piece of garbage. Harris has to realize that its not the peoples fault that elected him and that the Maryland Legislature is passing laws that are illegal, as according to Federal law. Instead, Harris would rather punish those who supported him for an action his constituents did not take part in. The Feds should come in and arrest the Maryland Legislature for being the bunch of criminals that they are…..

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  2. jean says

    Why don’t these areas work to help these people become legal? I realize this is a much better country to live in than where they came from, but do it legal and pay their fair share of taxes instead of the citizens here having their tax dollars go to support aid for them

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    • Truth says

      Most of them are paying taxes. They are not eligible for public welfare programs. They would love to become citizens, but we have made that impossible for them.

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      • Barbara says

        It has in the past and will continue in the future to be possible for legal immigrants to become citizens of the United States. If illegal immigrants wanted to become citizens they should have chosen a legal path to achieve that status.

        Why aren’t all of them paying taxes?

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        • Fed up says

          It used to be much easier to gain citizenship, so illegal immigration was a much more manageable issue. Why isn’t your president paying taxes?

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          • HappyRepublicanNow says

            Still an upset “snow flake”??? If he isnt “Your President”, you must be from another country,,,there for your stupid tax remark, is null and void. BTW, POTUS is taxed at a higher rate than your x, and wanna be candidates.

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          • HappyRepublicanNow says

            Well, as Forest Gump once said “Stupid is a Stupid does”. My point about being stupid was in response to the “YOUR” Presedent. Trump pays less taxes because the system is set up that way.. (those pesky legal laws). As far as DeVoss is concerned, She’s going to be great for the education system,,,mind sets like yours is whats keeping our children illiterate and brain washed. As far as having a “Discussion” with you,,, well , judging from your previous comments,,, I’ll pass,,would consider it unfair…

            PS. Keep melting those liberal tears

            PSS. Have a great day :-)

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          • Fed Up says

            HappyRepublicanNow – I’ll just correct your post for you, and then you can go on about your superior intellect some more, lol.

            Well, as Forest Gump once said, “Stupid is a Stupid does”. My point about being stupid was in response to the “YOUR” President. Trump pays less taxes because the system is set up that way…(those pesky legal laws). As far as DeVos is concerned, she’s going to be great for the education system…mindsets like yours is what’s keeping our children illiterate and brain washed. As far as having a “discussion” with you…well, judging from your previous comments, I’ll pass…would consider it unfair…

            P.S. Keep melting those liberal tears

            P.P.S. Have a great day :-)

            Thanks so much for the laughs. It’s so funny when ignorant people pretend to be smart.

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          • Maroon says

            It’s always hilarious o watch republicans who don’t have a firm grip on the use of English attempt to school us on taxes, foreign affairs and all things the government does. well done Fed Up.

            Bawahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

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        • Jerry S says

          “Why aren’t all of them paying taxes? ”

          Those are the ones that work for Trump organizations that don’t pay their workers

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          • Fed Up says

            HappyRepublicanNow, you would be wise not to call other remarks “stupid”, when your own remark says things like “there for”, LOL. And perhaps POTUS is taxed higher than others, but the fact remains that we still have not seen his tax returns, and he has bragged about not paying taxes. If you would like to have a discussion, I am happy to do so, but if you just want to call people names, you should go back to elementary school – hopefully, before DeVos gets her hands on them. Have a nice day.

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      • Nick Paros says

        According the the IRSHAD code, they are not permitted to accept tax money from non-citizens….fyi.

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        • Billy Bob says

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        • clueless says

          So all those Trump workers on H2B work visas don’t pay taxes just like their boss. I lean the best stuff here.

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          • HappyRepublicanNow says

            At least they know how to spell,,,,”I lean the best stuff here”? Must be a liberal,,, Keep leaning forward and you land on your face :-)

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          • HappyRepublicanNow says

            Yeah ,, when you get tired of reading the ignorance of the mindless left, one has to indulge in some fun. BTW,,, The SPCA has said they will no longer issue puppies to “Snowflakes” and Target is fresh out of “Fuzzy Blankets”…Sorry

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      • Mike L'Altrelli says

        They have made it impossible for THEMSELVES by not doing what is necessary to start themselves on the road to citizenship. By not doing so they have shown that they have NO INTENTION of becoming citizens. They are showing that they have no regard for our laws. Did not a Supreme Court Justice a long time ago say…”We are a nation of laws, not of men.”,

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        • Fed Up says

          No. Actually, that quote is attributed to John Adams, one of the founding fathers of this nation. I believe he would have most like supported immigration, lol. I also believe he is rolling over in his grave, looking at what has become of this great nation that he helped to build.

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    • Just the facts says

      Tax payer dollars don’t support them but DBags like Andy don’t want you to know that. The average illegal pays taxes and gets nothing for it. Want to get rid of illegals? Go after the farmers and small business’s that employ them. Hit them with massive fines and jail time and watch the illegal problem solve itself. Of course this isn’t something Andy would ever do because if the illegal problem went away he couldn’t scare his voters with the nonsense of illegals are going to get them.

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      • HappyRepublicanNow says

        you gotta stop smoking crack,,,,really,,, “Average illegal pays taxes and gets nothing for it”??? oh i guess they don’t send their kids to schools? and other benefits like the rest of us tax payers?

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        • Just the facts says

          The average illegal does not have kids in schools and please tell us all about these “other benefits” you and the illegals are getting?

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          • HappyRepublicanNow says

            Wow,,,, You and Stevie Wonder have something in common, Both blind as a bat or you just dont get out much. Maybe you dont pay taxes either…..or you dont know were your tax dollars go…Well then , WHY do we pay taxes??? roads, schools, national defense, are you really that clueless????

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          • You're welcome says

            Because your attention span isn’t what it was…

            Why don’t these areas work to help these people become legal? I realize this is a much better country to live in than where they came from, but do it legal and pay their fair share of taxes instead of the citizens here having their tax dollars go to support aid for them

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          • Mike L'Altrelli says

            Show me the data you used to say ” The average illegal does not send his kids to school”. What study, what survey, what Census data? Maybe you personally know each and every illegal and what they do? Oh, I’m sorry you are obviously just a typical Democratic shill spewing out misinformation.

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  3. says

    I’am with you on this Andy. The Law is the Law and no one has the right to ignore it or not enforce it. These illegals, many of them have been in the States for years and years and have not bothered to become legal citizens, missed immigration hearings, been deported many times over and have committed numerous crimes, recently the rape of a 14 year old girl. It is unbelievable that people do not respect the Law so then they should lose Federal Funding for Law Enforcement. Keep your daughters and family safe yourself.

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    • Fed up says

      White males commit the vast majority of rapes in this country. And those 2 boys deserve a trial before you convict them.

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      • Billy Bob says

        Trial? What Trial, both of the suspects and their attorneys said they were not guilty. Shouldn’t they just be released? Why would we try innocent people?

        Sarcasm intended!!

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        • Fed Up says

          In this country, people are supposed to be presumed innocent, until proved otherwise in a court. The boys may very well be innocent. You don’t know otherwise. In fact, there is evidence that would support their innocence. At any rate, they cannot be tried in the court of public opinion, and they have the right to a good and proper defense and a jury of their peers. That used to be something important to this country. It seems that too many people are eager to forgo that inconvenience and throw them to the wolves. It’s very, very sad, what is happening in this country.

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          • Billy Bob says

            You have seen evidence that supports their innocence? Where is this evidence so all of us may see. Other than comments from their attorneys I have seen no evidence. Attorneys for defendants are always making claims of their clients innocence.

            You are correct, they deserve a fair trial.

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          • LMAO says

            Billy I’m sure if you call their attorney he’d be happy to show you the texted pictures…..

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          • jaguar Judy says

            Jury of their peers? I guess we need to find 12 illegal aliens and 2 alternates. Of course they will have to read, write, speak and understand English. Good luck with that.

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          • Fed Up says

            You do realize how ridiculous you sound, right? You are just further reinforcing the fact that their chances of getting a fair trial are negligible. You say that like it’s a good thing. It’s not.

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    • kay says

      Apparently you haven’t heard, That innocent 14 year old rape victim was sexting and texting her rapists setting up the hook up.

      Whoopsie…..

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      • Harford County Citizen says

        Hi Kay….a 14 yr. old is still a child…sorry…nice try. It is still rape. An 18 year old is an adult and should have alerted authorities of the child’s advances instead of taking advantage of her…..Whoopsie.

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        • SoulCrusher says

          I don’t know, it seems to me that the definition of the Maryland statutes would consider this a Fourth degree Sex Offense. That is not rape. Quite frankly, it could be argued that no crime was committed at all if the birthdates of the accuser and the accused don’t quite tally up to a 4 year difference. Apparently, the alleged victim had already had intercourse with one of the accused and there is text messages to back that up. It is obvious that the alleged victim did take part in some sort of willing coercion of the supposed offense. There is even evidence that the encounter was scheduled and agreed upon by the alleged victim, via text messages. I do believe there is even a video of the alleged victim performing a sex act, by herself, that was transmitted to at least one of the boys thru the cellphone. Wouldn’t that make the alleged victim guilty of the transmission of “child porn”? This doesn’t seem to me that this is a clear cut case of rape at all. It’s going to come down to “he said she said” testimony and if both of those boys claim she said yes, then this case should be thrown out. http://statelaws.findlaw.com/maryland-law/maryland-rape-and-sexual-assault-laws.html

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          • kay says

            Soul Crusher the only important fact that the harford county citizen is interested in is the accused has dark skin ergo he must be guilty.

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          • Jaguar Judy says

            Kay,

            But the victim also has dark skin. Maybe you chose to ignore that because she is here LEGALLY. Who has time or sympathy for a 14 year old child in this country legally who got RAPED by the new chosen class, the undocumented illegal aliens. The National Organization for Women certainly has no interest. They cater to white women and black women only. No interest in Hispanics or Asians.

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          • kay says

            Judy you have pictures of the minor rape victim? No doubt you have her name too?

            As usual Judy you are just pulling chit out of your azz claiming it to be facts.

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          • Maroon says

            Judy you idiot you do realize no information is ever released about the victim much less a minor.

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          • SID 2.6 says

            User “Maroon”

            Have you looked up the terms of service? Specific on personal insults.

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          • kay says

            Oh snap th rape charges hve all been dropped and you bunch of upstanding Americans with your guilty till proven innocent get to suck it again. Will you ever llearn?

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          • Fed Up says

            They don’t care. Those boys have dark skin, so they are still presumed to be guilty, even if the prosecutor dropped the charges. Sad times.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            Now I want you all to see the time frame that occurred involving this case. In mid March the two teenagers were charged with the rape of this girl. Here we are in the beginning of May and the charges are dropped. This entire ordeal of charging the boys and then dropping the charges took about a month and a half. Now, I want you ALL to think about this. How many cases in Harford County take a month and a half to reconcile. The answer is NONE. If this case had happened in Harford County, the boys would still be facing the charges and would probably end up taking a plea bargain. This is because of the corruption and intentional forced conviction system involving the Harford County Circuit Court and Joseph Cassilly’s illegally run State’s Attorney Office. The Harford County Criminal Justice System is an Organized Crime Syndicate and a Terrorist Organization. I hope one day that the people of Harford County finally see the light and demand a complete reorganization of their Criminal Justice System because the people deserve it……

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  4. ForestHillResident says

    I can’t wait to find out Andy’s internet search history now that he made it legal for me to buy it!!!!!! A nervous, puckering coward like that, you know he’s into some freaky stuff when he gets home.

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  5. Seriously? says

    It’s now being reported the girl had numerous text messages agreeing to meet to have sex. Yes she still had the right to say no and it’s sexual assault. However this happens everyday in the world of teenagers. This case is being used as a political football and forcing the victim to relive this over and over because one of the accused is an undocumented immigrant. Look up rape in Montgomery County schools and you will find a list of teachers, coaches and authority figures that have sexually assaulted students yet politicians haven’t weighed in on those at all.

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  6. Jesus wept says

    When it comes to doing harm to this country and it’s citizens and you consider illegals, Muslims,the uninsured, the poor, the disabled by far Andy and his Washington cronies have done more damage then all the rest put together.

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    • Barbara says

      If Federal Authorities had someone in custody and a Detainer was requested by a local government would you expect that the federal authority should honor that request? Would that be like the Fed’s doing the local governments job for them?

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      • Fed Up says

        If the feds had someone in custody, they absolutely would not honor a request to send that person to a local jurisdiction who had a warrant. The federal warrant would supercede all other warrants. And local governments should not be expected to do the job of the feds. That’s why we pay federal taxes. The federal budget is much, much larger than local jurisdictions, and they have the manpower and resources to enforce immigration law.

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        • Barbara says

          If the feds have someone in custody, they absolutely will honor a filed detainer to hand over that individual when finished with their charges. They do it all the time. And you’re right, it is not doing the local jurisdictions job. It is simply honoring a legitimate, legal request.

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        • AppliedTactical says

          Yes, if a local jurisdiction receives federal funding then they should absolutely honor the request of Federal Law Enforcement. It is also not unheard of for local / municipal law enforcement to enforce federal laws as they are, after all, still laws on the books.

          Federal Law Enforcement does also enforce state / local laws under the Assimilated Crimes Act, which permits them to do so.

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          • Mike L'Altrelli says

            Did not Pres.Kennedy send in the US Army when George Wallace resisted federal orders desegregating Alabama schools? Did not Reconstruction era Presidents enforce federal law because of resistance in the old South after the Civil War? Did not a certain President send in troops after the Confederate States tried to quit the Union? Seems to me those that sow the wind by resisting federal government will reap the whirlwind of failure. Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it.

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