would be the best way to deal with it. rep. goodlatte: thank you. ms. pyati, you referred to localities that have community trust policies. would you say that montgomery county, maryland, where rockville high school is located, is a sanctuary jurisdiction? whether that county's community trust policy protected that 14-year-old girl? saypyati: first, i want to of course what happened to the 14-year-old girl is a tragedy. no one would ever expect that to happen and feel horribly sorry for her and her expense. rep. goodlatte: wouldn't it have been better if those two boys had never arrived in montgomery county, maryland? ms. pyati: those are two different questions. the boys had no criminal record whatsoever before. had never been picked up by law enforcement. and therefore a community trust policy had nothing to do with what happened that day in that school. secondarily, whether they could -- rep. goodlatte: i'm sorry, but it is a violation of the law to cross our border. so weren't they illegally present in the united states? >> ms. pyati: they did violate the law by causing the border.
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