(CNSNews.com) – Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., voted to approve $100,000 of public money to help illegal aliens sign up for President Barack Obama’s administrative amnesty program for certain young illegal immigrants.
The Montgomery County Council adopted the resolution on Nov. 13, voting to begin helping the county’s illegal aliens complete the application process for the program, which the Department of Homeland Security describes is a “deferred action process for young people who are low enforcement priorities.”
The $100,000 was allocated from Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The Council estimated that as many as 7,500 illegal immigrants would be successfully registered for the amnesty plan, which grants new work permits to some illegal aliens under the age of 30 who were brought to America illegally as small children. It is estimated that about 1 million illegal immigrants nationwide will benefit from the deferred action process.
The Montgomery County plan was unearthed by watchdog website Judicial Watch, which discovered that the money will go to a pro-illegal immigration group Casa de Maryland, which operates centers for illegal day laborers.
The wealthy D.C. suburb is well known for its sanctuary policy towards illegal immigrants, even fighting implementation of the federal Secure Communities program that would send fingerprints and other data of illegal immigrants arrested in the county to federal authorities.
That program is intended to find dangerous, criminal illegal aliens who may be arrested by local authorities and to deport them, a priority for the Obama administration.