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Fairfax Overcrowding Follies

By Greg L | 13 May 2007 | Fairfax County, Illegal Aliens | 6 Comments

One local jurisdiction that has pretty much ducked the illegal alien overcrowding problem, leaving local legal residents with shockingly weak support, has been Fairfax County. The Washington Post shines some light on this issue this weekend, and while they don’t likely mean to, it’s pretty clear from the article that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has completely sold themselves out to the illegal alien apologists.

Fairfax BOCS Chairman Gerry Connolly seems content to ignore the problem

“Every neighborhood has a clear balance of harmony to it,” he said, “and I have some obligation to respect that harmony if I move there. But neighborhoods also have an obligation to expand that harmony to accommodate different cultures.”

That “balance of harmony” apparently includes cramming fourteen people into a single family residence, complete with construction vehicles and a dozen personal vehicles crowding the street. If a culture seems to think that celebrating occasions by firing extended bursts from automatic weapons into the air, I assume that Gerry Connolly is OK with that as well. How about sacred cows wandering the streets, or public floggings of those who violate the religious dictates? Now that Fairfax seems content to abet criminal behavior under the mantra of cultural sensitivity, it should be interesting to learn what the line actually is between what is acceptable criminal behavior and what is unacceptable criminal behavior.

Here’s a little of what some residents are facing in Fairfax:

[Gordon] said he has complained to county officials about an illegal boarding house of between eight and 10 men in his Falls Church neighborhood of Lakewood for more than a year and a half. Two trucks and as many as nine cars park in front. He said a Fairfax zoning inspector told him that the resident of the house on Birchwood Road probably has “lots of drinking buddies.”

When it comes to whose interests Gerry Connolly and the liberal members of the Fairfax Board of County Supervisors want to protect, I guess the citizens, who follow the law and are legally able to vote, are going to lose out to those noncitizens who break the law and cannot vote. There’s an opportunity here to demonstrate just how flawed a political strategy this is, if only local residents make sure elected officials who engage in this public malfeasance will be held to account next election.

Help Save Fairfax, anyone?

UPDATE: WMAL’s Chris Core talked about this on AM 630 this morning. Chris interviewed me during the second hour of the program, as well as Fairfax BOCS Chairman Gerry Connolly.

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  1. Loudoun Insider said on 13 May 2007 at 10:50 pm:
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    I read this article and thought much the same. An ex-girlfriend of mine lived a couple doors down from a similar situation in Fairfax County, with (we counted them) seven different cars in a townhouse community with limited parking. The garage was converted into an apartment. Plenty of people complained, and absolutely nothing happened.

  2. citizenofmanassas said on 13 May 2007 at 11:04 pm:
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    Is there any wonder why the outer ‘burbs are growing? While the elected officials of the Fairfax County seem to not want to address the issues that does not seem to be the case with the people who live in the County. The best part of the article was to hear from the admitted liberals complain about the problem. I just love the juicy irony of it all.

  3. long time resident said on 14 May 2007 at 9:07 am:
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    Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria haven’t had to deal with illegal immigration and the associated overcrowding because of a lack of affordable housing. They have isolated cases; we have it in every community with regularity. Meanwhile, Manassas, Manassas Park and PWC not only have cheaper (almost affordable housing) that provides a bigger cost advantage to over-crowd, but in many cases have bent over backwards to encourage growth at all costs. Here’s a thought; how many illegal aliens will the new “housing facility for economically disadvantaged” going in next to the Manassas Police station hold? (can a special use permit for US Citizens only be issued?) We (via groups such as HSM) need to continue to fight for whats right so that illegal aliens will either flock back east to the liberal havens or move further west.

  4. Ron said on 14 May 2007 at 9:48 am:
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    According to Sen Cuccinelli, the police will have at least some zoning enforcement powers beginning on July 1. Apparently, the illegals overcrowding the facilities have been able to thumb their noses at the authorities, but at least some of this might change.

    Then again, I guess there are no illegals overcrowding houses in the Mantua neighborhood of Fairfax, where Connolly lives.

    What always amazed me was how Fairfax County was able to provide funding for the illegal alien labor center in Herndon, or whatever it was called, while they couldn’t get the gate fixed at the Sully Police Station before the two officers ended up being killed. Now THAT should be an issue!

    And if you think we have it bad in Fairfax, I hope you checked out the editorial in the Washington Times this weekend about how Maryland is just kissing up to CASA.

  5. John Light said on 14 May 2007 at 12:30 pm:
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    Though what I am about to say was not concerning Illegal Aliens (it was the homeless), I think it was a great idea. Back in the 90s there were two mayors of neighboring towns in California. One had a homeless problem (they were everywhere on the streets), the other did not. The mayor of the town that did not have a problem was a liberal who kept saying how evil his counterpart was in the other town.

    Well, the second mayor finally had enough and erected a sign outside of the city limits of the liberal mayor which read to the effect, “Welcome to ??? [sorry, cannot remember the name of the town]. All welcome, especially homeless.”

    Needless to say, ALL the homeless left the one town and went to the other. Soon, the liberal mayor was ballistic because crime started to go up, homeless were EVERYWHERE, etc. Maybe we should do something like that. Or…just round them up and send them back home. The cost of the plane ticket HAS to be cheaper than the cost to the taxpayers now.

  6. Karen said on 23 Jul 2007 at 7:05 pm:
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    I hope everyone remembers how the Fairfax Board of Supervisors treats taxpaying citizens when election time comes around. The supervisors are part of the elite who don’t have any concern for the day to day problems ordinary people face. We get taxed more in order to , among other things, provide support to illegals. We and our children suffer the consequences in education, healthcare and public services. Everyone needs to take a stand. NEVER FORGET!

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