On these pages we have established that the Chairwoman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova, has ordered that County police officers not inquire of people stopped for traffic infractions whether they are in the United States legally. Fairfax County Deputy Police Chief Tom Ryan corroborated that position by proudly admitting that police officers never ask about a person’s immigration status and “never take someone into custody based on their immigration status.”
On April 7, 2017, last Friday, Fairfax County police announced the arrest of Oscar Perez-Rangel, a 40-year-old illegal alien from Mexico who had been previously been deported from the U.S. He was arrested on a charge of felony aggravated sexual battery against a 12 year old girl that allegedly occurred between October and December 2016 at a daycare center operated by Perez-Rangel’s girlfriend.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, Perez-Rangel was previously removed from the U.S. and has felony convictions for attempted robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and illegal re-entry after removal. In short, this guy is a bad apple.
Was this man ever detained at a traffic stop by Fairfax police prior to his violating that poor 12 year old girl? We know that IF he was, he would not have been asked about his immigration status and that he would have been released to commit more crime. How would that make Mrs. Bulova or Deputy Police Chief Ryan feel? Remember, not all crimes are reported or solved so who knows what kind of mayhem this character has perpetrated while here illegally. We just know about his latest atrocity.
While we don’t know whether Oscar Perez-Rangel has had contact with Fairfax County police prior to his latest arrest, we can be sure that illegal aliens are encountered by County police but are released back into our community … on the orders of Chairwoman Bulova. How many of those go on to commit heinous crimes or just continue to cost us taxpayer dollars to harbor? Many children of illegal aliens require “special services” since they don’t speak English. This is big money. Incarceration costs are not insignificant and medical services to illegal aliens also create a financial drag on We the Taxpayers.
In Lansing, Michigan, the city council there just reversed course and declared it will not be a “sanctuary city.” The decision to be a sanctuary was made on April 3rd and reversed by a 5-2 vote, after hours of public comment, nine days later. Apparently, the people of Lansing didn’t agree with the Mayor and city council that platitudes about inclusivity, being welcoming to all, and community relations supersede public safety, school overcrowding, and the squandering of taxpayer money. President Trump has made it clear that counties/cities/states that do not cooperate with ICE, and that includes identifying illegal aliens before they commit crimes, will lose federal money. That loss could mean $100 million would disappear from Fairfax County’s budget computations. Unhappy taxpayers will have to foot the bill and might vote to unseat politicians who put the good of people in the U.S. illegally ahead of the good of its citizens.
It would behoove the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to override the Chairwoman’s decision not allowing the police to assist in the identification and deportation of people illegally present in Fairfax County. What about putting it on the ballot as a referendum like the failed attempt to impose a “food tax” last November? We all know why that won’t happen: it will fail spectacularly and embarrass our haughty Board of Supervisors.
The next Oscar Perez-Rangel is out there and will commit a shocking crime(s) that might have been avoided. When that happens will Sharon Bulova take responsibility and resign?
Don’t bet on it.