Yesterday I posted on a council work session regarding Manassas’ participation in an ICE training program under Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Manassas Journal-Messenger provides important additional detail today.
The article suggests, and perhaps rightly so, that between Chief Skinner’s interest in retaining the status quo and some weakness on the council an effective effort to address local immigration may be in jeopardy. Council members Miller, Aveni and Harrover are ready to tackle this problem in an effective manner, while Vice Mayor Parrish and councilmember Randolph may need additional input from citizens in order to more fully understand how important implementing solutions to address illegal immigration is for the residents of Manassas.
Next Monday the council will take this proposal up again at Haydon Elementary School. You probably will want to be there.
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