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Topic - Isiah Leggett
A new report on Silver Spring Transit Center warns that the public will be at increased risk from falling concrete chunks unless interior beams and girders are reinforced.
Montgomery County officials are poised to balance their budget in an unusual way — by cutting funding to schools.
Even in the heart of "progressive" Montgomery County, a growing number of Marylanders are taking a stand against day-laborer centers for illegal aliens in their communities, and that doesn't sit well with advocates who tend to regard any criticism of such facilities as "nativist" bigotry. The current epicenter of the battle is a half-acre parcel of county-owned land in Derwood, near the Shady Grove Metro station, a location announced in January by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. The Derwood facility, which began operations in April, is one of three operated in the county by Casa of Maryland, whose executive director, Gustavo Torres, is a well-connected political operative who served as a member of Gov. Martin O'Malley's transition team.
These are trying times for Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief Tom Manger and County Executive Ike Leggett. They are in a difficult quandary, caught between their sworn duty to enforce the law and political pressure to pander to open-borders activists. Chief Manger, in particular, finds himself on the hotseat for having the chutzpah to turn over illegal-alien absconders that his officers encounter during routine performance of such duties as traffic stops.
Leggett says it is up to Metro, which will operate the center, to decide.
"I made this very difficult decision based on the ongoing need to apply county police, fire and rescue, transportation and other county resources to help our residents who continue to be severely impacted by this recent storm," Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said in a statement.