September 6 - 2019 Statement from Chairman Bush
For Immediate Release
Date: September 6, 2019
Statement by Montgomery County Republican Party
Chairman, Alexander A. Bush
Rockville, MD -- Earlier today, the Montgomery County Council released a blatantly dishonest statement defending its decision to join County Executive Elrich in announcing the most restrictive policy of non-cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the D.C. metro area.
Montgomery County citizens, across all races and political parties, are entitled to condemn this policy for what it is: a dangerous political stunt by politicians seeking kudos for defying President Trump, while callously disregarding the human cost of their policy.
The County Council deflects this well-merited criticism by accusing their critics of joining with “neo-Nazi sympathizers” to spread disinformation. This is a blatant attempt to frighten into silence anyone who would speak out.
The members of the County Council are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.
Within thirty days of the announcement of this policy, there have been seven illegal immigrants charged with sexual assault in Montgomery County, with child victims in at least three cases. If these crimes continue at this rate, illegal immigrants would be responsible for more than eighty sexual assaults against Montgomery County residents each year.
The County Council assures us that their policy of non-cooperation is irrelevant to the incidence of sexual assault in our county, but at least some of these crimes are occurring in Montgomery County because our county leadership as made it very clear that, for people here illegally and who intend to commit serious crimes, Montgomery County is the place to be.