Bill Montgomery: Victimizer of Undocumented Workers, Turns "Victims' Rights" Advocate in DC
Garcia continued, holding Montgomery accountable for not walking the talk.
"Montgomery is no different than Arpaio," Garcia stated. "He can't be considered an advocate for immigration reform while he criminalizes immigrants and locks up Dreamers. He can't speak for victims rights while violating the rights of victims of raids in his own jurisdiction.
"In order for Bill Montgomery's testimony to have any weight today he needs to drop the charges against victims of Arpaio's profiling and refuse to continue to feed people who could be citizens tomorrow into the deportation machine of Maricopa County today."
I completely agree. Montgomery cannot continue to give lip service to comprehensive immigration reform while persecuting the very people who would benefit from that reform.
Or, that is, he can continue to do so, but then no one should take him seriously when he shows up to immigration forums and preens for the cameras, offering himself as a conservative, law-and-order Republican, who also backs CIR.
Sadly, Montgomery knows all too well V.I. Lenin's dictum that, "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
Which is how he's able to con some in the pro-immigrant crowd, while continuing the anti-immigrant practices designed by his predecessor, disgraced, disbarred ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
In his address to congress on victim's rights, Montgomery adopted a finger-wagging, moralistic tone, admonishing all those who did not support the proposed amendment.
"It's a good thing they were not in the first Congress that provided us with a Bill of Rights," Montgomery intoned. "It is good they were not at the 38th Congress that ended slavery.
"Or in the 39th Congress that asserted rights to equal protection and due process. It is good that they were not in the 66th Congress that extended the right to vote to women, and it was good they were not in the 87th Congress that ended the poll tax.
"You see, through the long course of our history, great injustices in America have ended in Constitutional justice."
Hopefully, the same arc of history will one day apply to the injustice Montgomery manufactures here in Sand Land.
Because as things currently stand, that ain't the case.
(Note: Montgomery's prepared statement to the subcommittee is online at judiciary.house.gov, but his remarks Thursday morning diverged from his written statement.)