Montgomery County, Maryland Officials Slam Immigration Raids, Refuse to Cooperate

Jan. 14, 2016

Flashback: Local Officials Sound Alarm On MS-13 Recruiting In Montgomery County Schools ROCKVILLE, Md (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County leaders offering a blunt warning to the Obama Administration: Local police will not cooperate with new immigration raids to deport women and children who have fled violence in Central America.

The raids continue across the country despite new criticism in Montgomery County and on the presidential campaign trail from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

But Montgomery County’s response is also facing derision from some people. Prince William County Board Chair Corey Stewart, the leader of Donald Trump's campaign in Virginia, said he'll encourage undocumented immigrants to leave his community and head to Maryland.

Reaction to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids is rolling across social media, with immigrants passing the word not to answer that knock on the door.

Federal agents “have come to my apartment, they have knocked on my door, but I haven't opened the door. And my neighbors have not opened the door either,” said “Sandra,” who crossed the border illegally two years ago with her six-year-old son.

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