Immigration Reform: A Senior Statesmen of Virginia Forum

On September 13, the Senior Statesmen of Virginia held a forum on the topic of immigration reform. The speakers are Dale McGlothlin, Chief Operating Officer of the Federation of American Immigration Reform in Washington, D.C., and Tim Freilich, Managing Attorney of the Virginia Justice Center for Farm and Immigrant Workers.

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7 Replies to “Immigration Reform: A Senior Statesmen of Virginia Forum”

  1. 22-year old Alfredo Ramos, an illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of drunk driving in Virginia Beach last year. But because that is a “sanctuary city” where local police do not report illegal aliens to the federal government, Ramos was not deported. Last week he plowed his car into another vehicle, killing 17-year old Allison Kunhardt and 16-year old Tessa Tranchant. You start to wonder what is wrong with our system.” Ashley Kunhardt spoke movingly about her late sister.”Allison was full of life, very sweet and very innocent. She was really coming into her own. It’s not fair.”

    I agreed that it is unfair and unjust.”Two girls are dead, Ramos was a known scofflaw, and somebody has to be held accountable.

    ( No more sanctuary cities in our country.” Send a email to the Men and women running Fredericksburg and Senior Statesmen of Virginia , they are accountable for breaking the law and killing two girls. )

  2. Thanks for your comment. I’d like to know, though, how are the Senior Statesmen of Virginia accountable for holding a public debate between two opposing view points? Neither of the two participants were members of the SSV, which is a non-partisan group that does not advocate specific policy positions.

  3. Frank it’s an excellent point you made. Sanctuary cities have no place, IMO. In fact, once someone is issued a greencard, work permit, etc, they should be monitored for any infractions & held to a higher standard than citizens are. The fact that two girls are dead is more than a tragedy….and to think it could’ve easily been avoided. :-/

  4. I just don’t understand how people could let them get away with commiting crimes. It is one thing to not want to deport someone, which I can understand, but who is the genious that decided it is a good idea to let someone that commits crimes run loose on the street?

  5. Here we are 2 years from this post, and the hot topic of immigration reform has been offset by the implosion of the financial industry.

    And, with the Presidential campaign underway, seems as though we are more interested in discussing lipstick on a pig, then immigration reform.

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