- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 19, 2008


It seems as though you can’t pick up a paper these days without reading about a Montgomery County resident being murdered by an illegal alien. Just a few weeks ago, we learned that an illegal alien, Jose Juan Garcia-Perlera, was charged with the brutal murder of Mary Frances Havenstein. Now we learn that the suspect charged with the murder of 14-year-old Tai Lam also is an illegal alien, Hector Mauricio Hernandez.

It isn’t a stretch to conclude that both Mrs. Havenstein and Tai Lam would be alive today if Montgomery County weren’t a “sanctuary” and didn’t attract and assist illegals with a plethora of benefits, including free job-placement services provided at all its day-labor centers.

I recently saw on CNN that one illegal alien living in Prince William County said he and his family and friends were moving to Montgomery County, “where we are welcome.”

It is an outrage that county officials refuse to require criminal background checks or verify legal resident status before offering job-placement services funded by hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

Not only does this dangerous policy attract illegal aliens, but it siphons services away from well-deserving legal immigrants who played by the rules and came here the right way. Montgomery County officials should be ashamed of themselves.

M. S. Andersen

Montgomery County

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