The Special Subcommittee on Immigration of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed SB 433 which would have enrolled Virginia in the Section 287(g) Program. This program ensures that illegal aliens who are convicted of serious felonies such as rape, murder and felony assault are deported after they have served their sentence rather than be released back into our communities. Senator Dick Saslaw, who had indicated to the Washington Post that no bills dealing with the illegal alien problem would make it through the General Assembly, seems to be making good on his promises. So far, none of these bills has made it through this subcommittee which he leads. Whether that continues may well be up to you.
In addition to killing this bill, this committee also killed proposals that would make sure that illegal aliens don’t benefit from some tax credits and deferrals, as well as SB 426 offered by Democrat George Barker that would require contractors to ensure that all the employees who perform work for the Commonwealth or it’s localities screen their employees for legal status using the federal E-Verify system. Although there are some Democrats who clearly get that Virginia needs to reform it’s laws which make it easy for illegal aliens to unlawfully live and work in the Commonwealth, the leadership of the Democratic Party of Virginia is clearly eager to sell out Americans in favor of illegal aliens. Why employers who profit from cheap illegal aliens labor at the expense of American workers need the protection of Dick Saslaw so they can continue their unlawful behavior escapes me, unless Saslaw is so far out to lunch that he thinks destroying this country is a good idea. This is sheer insanity.
The only way that those bent on providing amnesty for illegal aliens, shielding them and their employers from the consequences of their actions, and putting their interests above those of Americans who follow the law have been dissuaded from their nefarious goals is when the public has weighed in with a crushing number of phone calls, emails, and letters. It’s time for Virginia’s electorate to do that, otherwise we will again prove that we deserve the Government we’ve earned through our inattention, laziness, and carelessness. If you want to prevent illegal aliens and those who unlawfully employ them from being protected from the consequences of their actions, you better get in the battle now.
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