Meet Henry Sanchez, an 18-year-old who was attending Montgomery County’s Rockville High School in Maryland not far from Washington, D.C. Authorities failed to deport him before, well, bad things happened.
For those who believe in open immigration policies, Sanchez and José Montano, 17, are very bad news. Montgomery County police say the two of them forced a 14-year-old girl into a boy’s bathroom on March 16 and raped her. This was a brutal, savage, double rape in a suburban high school, and it quickly drew national media coverage.
Montano and Sanchez turn out to be among the hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have been entering the U.S. for the last five years, supposedly to find relatives who themselves are undocumented. Many such searchers and dreamers, as Obama administration officials liked to call them, received special status as refugees and asylum seekers. Said to be fleeing gang or domestic violence in Central America, some dreamers appear instead to be bringing it to U.S. neighborhoods.
Montano arrived in Texas from El Salvador and Sanchez from Guatemala last summer. With what could be a knife scar running down the front of his dull, broken face, Sanchez looks more like Clockwork Orange Latin-style than a dreamer.
It’s hard to get exact information about what went on before the assault. Last August, a Texas border patrol agent stopped Sanchez, who has an “alien removal case” pending. After detainment, under the auspices of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, young Henry was flown to Baltimore and united with his father, who has been living in the U.S. for 14 years, legal status unclear. A Salvadoran “orphan,” José somehow found an “uncle” in Rockville, Maryland, and was living in his backyard shed. Henry and José entered Rockville High School in a program for high-school-age migrants who speak no English and have no prior schooling. So that’s where that story ends, with a cuddly feel of family reunification. But not.
“Some have tried to make this into a question and issue of immigration,” the Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith, 58, announced at a press conference. “We would like to change the conversation.” In a subsequent email to parents and students Smith reported that many critics had “crossed the line with racist, xenophobic calls and emails,” adding “MCPS is working with law enforcement to identify those who are making threats toward our students and schools. This behavior will not be tolerated in our community.”
Educators like Smith demand conversations never turn to what recent immigration policies have done to public schools across the nation. Some things can’t be tolerated, and we are working with law enforcement to root out haters, Smith suggests. The 159,000-student MCPS system, the eighteenth largest school district in the country, refuses to cooperate with authorities on deportation orders.
In Dr. Smith and his priorities, we behold the collapse of functional public schooling. The kind of well-intentioned dunce spewing diversity platitudes who rises to the top in educational administration, Dr. Smith has a $275,000 base salary. He holds a degree in language arts education from Eastern Washington University and a Ph.D. from Notre Dame of Maryland University in instructional leadership, which he gained while a Calvert County deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
Meanwhile, the immigration system is swamped. Removal proceedings are incurably backlogged. For every time a scrupulous U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer identifies and removes a tattooed cholo or unsavory cucaracha, the New York Times runs a weeping mom, forlorn child, and sad-eyed peasant peering through barbed wire. An immigration lawyer throws up a roadblock, getting a restraining order. A school district declares itself a sanctuary. The villain is always Fortress America.
The Rockville incident was a “consensual encounter,” Sanchez’s high-profile lawyer Andrew Jezic claims. Sanchez “is just grateful to be in this country and wants to play by the rules,” he oozes. Where the money is coming from to pay the legal fees, no one knows, and the law firm, which is said to represent thousands of Hispanic clients annually, refuses to disclose the source. Montano is being represented by a public defender.
“They’re not sending their best,” Donald J. Trump said memorably in July 2015. But, to this day, affluent liberal globalists, brimming with feigned compassion, refuse to acknowledge what he’s talking about. Do they have any idea what he meant? They like open borders and hate white nationalism. They benefit from cheap, hard-working labor. Able to afford exclusive neighborhoods and private education, they can shield themselves and their children from filth, crime, and lax schools. A larger number of Americans can’t.
America’s school districts face an unlimited supply of Henrys and Josés for whom the U.S. remains an available haven to be exploited. With educators like Dr. Smith in charge of things, they can smile like jackals, knowing the pickings are easy and los gabachos, locos.