GERMANTOWN, MD.  – The sanctuary policies and unprecedented politicization of the operations of the Montgomery County Police Department under County Executive Marc Elrich in failing to cooperate with ICE in the removal of criminal illegal immigrants have resulted in chaos as yet another rape of a child is reported.

Nelson Saul Reyes-Medrano, 45, of 6815 Forest Terrace in Hyattsville, Md., is accused of crawling into bed with a 16-year old Germantown, Md. girl as she napped on Aug. 31, 2018. The accused then proceeded to rape the teen at knifepoint, police say.

Charging documents in Montgomery County District Court on a warrant filed on July 24, 2019, say that the red-handled knife that Reyes-Medrano held to the victim’s throat was unlike any knives in the household, indicating that he planned the attack, bringing the knife with him.

Court records reflect that Reyes-Medrano held the knife to the girl’s throat and demanded that she disrobe, threatening her repeatedly and when she failed to obey him, he allegedly ripped off her clothes. Reyes-Medrano then used his hands to force her legs apart and raped her repeatedly until a noise outside caused him to flee.

Baker’s helper has ten children

STORY from ABC7: This all comes in the wake of Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) all but severing ties with ICE. Elrich’s legislative jockeying has energized many voters within his progressive-liberal base, but incensed scores of residents and members of law enforcement.  Reyes-Medrano is married with 10 children (six are under the age of 18). For the last three years, he’s worked at a bakery in Prince George’s County, Md.

KEVIN LEWIS OF ABC7 reported that ICE says the accused rapist is a Salvadoran national living in the U.S. illegally. It’s lodged a detainer against him.  This is the fifth undocumented immigrant arrested on rape charges in Montgomery County, Md. in the last month.  Montgomery County Police recorded 314 rape cases in 2016. That’s an average of 26/month.

Montgomery County Police does not collect data on criminal suspects’ immigration status so it’s very challenging to decipher what percentage of U.S. citizens, legal residents + undocumented immigrants commit crimes.

The finalist to become the new Montgomery County Police Chief pulled her name out of consideration following the County Executive micro-managing the police department and when arrests should be made. 

Reyes-Medrano has a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 6, 2019, in Montgomery District Court in Rockville. Charges pending and filed by Detective J. Kafchinski are first-degree rape, sex abuse of a minor family member and first-degree assault.  Reyes-Medrano was jailed on Aug. 14, 2019, and held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail. Maryland Court records do not show any prior criminal charges for Reyes-Medrano.

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against Santa Clara County Sanctuary Policy

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of a County of Santa Clara, CA, taxpayer to overturn a policy that protects aliens in Santa Clara County’s custody from removal proceedings by federal immigration authorities. The taxpayer lawsuit, filed on behalf of Howard Myers, is against Laurie Smith, sheriff of Santa Clara County and Carl Neusel, acting chief of correction of Santa Clara County (Howard A. Myers v. Laurie Smith et al. (No. 19-CV-353510)).

Santa Clara County Board Policy 3.54(B) requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to obtain a “judicial arrest warrant” in order for the county to transfer custody of an alien. Federal law however does not require “judicial arrest warrants” for federal authorities to detain aliens, especially for those who had been incarcerated or arrested by local authorities.

Judicial Watch is asking the court to grant an injunction against the sanctuary policy because:

  • It is an “illegal local regulation of immigration;”
  • It is “preempted by federal law;” and
  • It is “barred by the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity,” which prevents a state from intruding on the federal government’s sovereignty.

On February 28, 2019, Bambi Larson, a Santa Clara County resident, was murdered inside her San Jose home. According to court documents, she suffered extensive and deep wounds consistent with a cutting tool. A few weeks later, Carlos Arevalo-Carranza was arrested and charged with Larson’s murder. Arevalo-Carranza reportedly had multiple, prior convictions in Santa Clara County, including a conviction for burglary in 2015, convictions for battery of an officer, resisting arrest, and entering a property in 2016, and a conviction for false imprisonment in 2017.

He also reportedly had multiple, prior arrests in 2015-2018 in both Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County, including arrests for possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, prowling, and false identification. At the time of Larson’s death, Arevalo-Carranza reportedly was on probation for possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, false imprisonment, and burglary.

ICE officials sent six separate requests to Santa Clara County, when Arevalo-Carranza was about to be released from its custody, asking that he be detained long enough for federal immigration officials to take him into custody for removal proceedings. Each request was ignored because of Santa Clara County’s sanctuary policies.

In March 2019, San Jose officials reportedly “criticized so-called sanctuary policies they say prevented federal authorities from detaining a gang member in the country illegally before he allegedly killed a woman.” The murderer was a, “self-admitted gang member,” with a “long criminal history in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles spanning five years.”

“Sanctuary policies are illegal and deadly,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch has been a leader (and often the only) legal opponent to sanctuary policies that ignore federal and state laws concerning immigration at the expense of the public’s safety, the rule of law, and our national security. Our new taxpayer lawsuit simply seeks to stop tax dollars from being spent on a sanctuary policy that harms public safety and undermines the rule of law.”

Judicial Watch is also pursuing a taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco’s illegal immigrant sanctuary policies, which is scheduled to go to trial in 2020.

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