Reader Praises Maryland Delegate Kathy Szeliga for Battling the Forces Looking to Make Maryland the Next Sanctuary State

A regular reader of RRW and ‘Frauds and Crooks‘, Michael Peppe, praised MD Delegate Kathy Szeliga in a comment to another post.

I thought it was important enough to post his praise as a stand alone post here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ where I haven’t talked much about the sanctuary issue.

The Open Borders activists in Maryland are pushing for Maryland to join the list of Sanctuary States in the US and law enforcement officers from around the state are fighting back with the help of one tough member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Here is Michael Peppe’s comment to me:

Angel families (families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants), legal immigrants, law enforcement and legislators joined us in Annapolis as we rallied against HB 388, said Delegate Szeliga in a recent newsletter to constituents.


Maryland State Delegate Kathy Szeliga has written a truly chilling, horrifying and eye-opening newsletter to her constituents about her fight to stop activists and Democrats from making Maryland a “Sanctuary State”.

Delegate Szeliga

Among other things, she recounts two heartbreaking anecdotes, one of a 14-year-old girl, witness to a crime, who was brutally murdered by thugs who were able to do so, having been released by a Sanctuary County, undeported, thwarting an ICE detainer. Another story recounts an eleven year old girl, molested by her own illegal Mexican grandfather, who’d been similarly released to do so, again contrary to an ICE detainer.

“Disturbing” doesn’t even cover it. Here’s an excerpt:

Crime continues to be the number one issue people across our state are concerned about. Baltimore City has been named the most dangerous city in America after 4 years of record murders and shootings. Making Maryland a sanctuary state will make our state more dangerous and put violent criminals on the streets. Shielding criminal illegal immigrants from law enforcement harms innocent people.

Take the case of 14 year old Ariana Funes-Diaz in Prince George’s County less than one year ago. She witnessed an assault and stepped in to stop it. When those involved worried she could tell the police, she was brutally murdered; forced to strip, beaten with a baseball bat, slashed with a machete, her dead body left in a tunnel. Two of her three killers were jailed a year prior on a robbery case and instead of cooperating with the ICE detainer, corrections officials released them back into the community. They are MS13 gang members, had previously committed crimes elsewhere in the USA and had been deported.

But here’s the real heart of the issue, succinctly put:

Repeat violent offenders, regardless of their immigration status, should be in prison, not released back into our communities. If repeat criminals are illegally in this country, they must be deported after they serve their sentence – every time! The crimes committed by illegal immigrants are often times not isolated incidents. A July 2018 Government Accountability Office report noted that the 197,000 criminal illegal immigrants incarcerated in federal prisons during fiscal year 2011 through 2016 had been arrested about 1.4 million times and accused of approximately 2 million offenses, about 10 crimes each.

Two million crimes!!  Heart-crushing. But Ms. Szeliga is truly a leonine warrior on this issue.

Is your state, city or county already a ‘Sanctuary’ for illegal aliens?

See the interactive map at the Center for Immigration Studies which as of February 5th lists the following states along with more than a hundred (I didn’t count them) local jurisdictions that have already declared themselves welcoming to those who are hiding from law enforcement.

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York

From time to time, I hear from readers looking to move and they ask me where would be a good location.  You might use this map, overlay it with a refugee resettlement map and see what you get.

LOL! Since I know where the refugees are going, I would look at the deep south, South Carolina or Wyoming as safe choices, at least for now!

Another Rape in Montgomery County, MD, Sanctuary to Illegals

I know you are probably saying this is happening in every sanctuary city, county and state in America, but since I once lived in MoCo, these cases are of great interest.

(See my post from Saturday about two Salvadorans raping a child, here.)

Indeed the police there have notoriously bent over backward to please the multiculturally diverse population including the huge numbers of Central Americans—Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans—who have migrated there drawn no doubt by the county’s sanctuary status.

Today’s alleged rapist is Honduran, but you wouldn’t know that from the Montgomery County, PD press release.  (Hat tip: Gail.)

Well, at least we have to give the PD credit for posting his pic!

Suspect Arrested for Silver Spring Rape and Attempted Second-Degree Murder of Victim


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Kevin Mendoza, age 26, of the 8500 block of 16th Street in Silver Spring, with the first-degree rape and attempted second-degree murder of an adult female that occurred at an apartment building in Silver Spring.

On August 16 at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the report of a rape that had just occurred at an apartment building in the 8500 block of 16th Street. Investigation by SVID detectives has determined that the victim was carrying items from her vehicle parked in the parking lot to the apartment building when she noticed a male that appeared to be following her. As she unlocked the door to the building, the male suspect grabbed her from behind and threw her to the floor. The victim attempted to yell and resist but the suspect began to strangle her with his hands. As the victim continued to attempt to escape the suspect struck her multiple times in the face and head with a closed fist. The suspect then raped the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of multiple injuries sustained during the attack. Doctors advised detectives that the severity of the strangulation the victim suffered could have resulted in her death.

Through investigation, Mendoza, who is a former resident of the apartment building in which he committed the rape, was developed as a suspect.

Today, at approximately 10:34 a.m., officers arrested Mendoza on Ross Road in Silver Spring. He was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree rape, attempted second-degree murder, and first-degree assault. Bond information is not available at this time.

[End of press release.]

But get this….

No mention in that press release about Mendoza’s nationality or immigration status. 

So, I had a little look around and guess what!

ICE has lodged a detainer against him—a Honduran illegal alien!

From Fox 5:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers lodged a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center Tuesday on a 26-year-old man who police say violently attacked a woman in Silver Spring last week.


According to ICE, Mendoza is a Honduran National who is unlawfully present in the U.S.

ICE released the following statement on detainers Tuesday:

“Detainers serve as a legally-authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody of an alien for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for removal purposes. Pursuant to ICE policy, all ICE detainers are submitted with an accompanying administrative arrest warrant or warrant of removal depending upon the circumstances of the individual case. “

I’m wondering if the police in this wealthy county adjoining Washington, DC are having any second thoughts about the county’s sanctuary status and their long-held practice of leaving the illegal aliens alone?

Rochester Mayor Responds to Trump Suggestion that Border Jumpers be Sent to Sanctuary Cities

But we don’t have the housing and the resources to care for them, Mayor Lovely Warren said earlier this week!

Mayor lovely Warren
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren:  We are welcoming, but we don’t have enough housing and basic necessities!

And, she thinks America does (in some other city)?
The other day I mentioned an idea that apparently is being kicked around in the more-immigration-is-better crowd and that is to turn the asylum seekers (aka illegal aliens) over to refugee resettlement agencies for care.
But, of course, the kicker is that those phony-baloney non-profits are all living off the US taxpayer to begin with. 
But what the heck, at least it isn’t the Rochester citizens carrying the burden, right Mayor Warren?
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Alert: NJ Rape and Murder of Jogger by Illegal Alien is Reminder to All

I missed this story two weeks ago but am posting it now because there is an important warning from New Jersey Sheriff Frank Schillari.

Sheriff Schillari: Don’t go alone!

It is spring (in much of America) and you want to hit the trails either jogging, biking or walking, but don’t go alone!  The sheriff said especially in the early morning or late in the evening—but how about never!
How many times have we heard about women joggers being raped or murdered?  How soon we have forgotten Mollie Tibbets!  She too was murdered by someone who should not have been in America.
Urban New Jersey or rural Iowa, these violent migrant criminals are everywhere!
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CNN has Hissy Fit! Trump Considered Releasing Illegal Aliens into Sanctuary Cities

Well, if they must be released where else should he release them?  Wouldn’t Dems want them sent to ‘welcoming’ cities? 
In probably the most blatant NIMBY move ever by the Open Borders pushers, CNN was aghast this morning at the idea that Trump would consider such an “inhumane” idea—using children and families as pawns in a political game is an outrage (they sniffed!).

Miller looking strong
Boogeyman Miller! If you’ve noticed the mainstream media is doing an Alinsky-style hit on Miller (again!)

(NIMBY you may recall stands for Not in My Backyard and is frequently used when some project citizens object to is proposed for their neighborhood.)
Below is CNN’s news, but it doesn’t do justice to the outrage expressed by the morning anchors.  (Yes, I watch CNN every morning for a little while to see what ticks off the Libs on any given day!).
Trump pressured Nielsen to release detained immigrants into sanctuary cities at the behest of Stephen Miller they say.
The (now!) saintly Ms. Nielsen refused.
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