It’s getting time to bring the heat on, again. Perhaps not locally, as the Board of Supervisors has overall done a good job in implementing the Rule of Law Resolution and the impacts of illegal immigration are dramatically lower in the Prince William County area than they were several years ago, but at the state and federal levels the time for citizen action is soon coming. Find out what part you can play at Monday night’s meeting of Help Save Manassas.
At the federal level radical open borders advocates are agitating for a repeat of the disastrous amnesty of 1986 that landed us in all the trouble we’ve been facing. Then we gave amnesty to one million illegal aliens which encouraged at least twelve million more to flood into the United States. Now radicals want to grant amnesty to the millions here illegally which will almost certainly land us in even deeper trouble over the next ten to twenty years. While the most recent flood was deeply problematic, it wasn’t accompanied by the kinds of massive expansions in entitlement spending we’re seeing now that a new flood of illegal aliens encouraged by another round of amnesty would avail themselves of, swamping the federal budget with social welfare outlays we can’t possibly afford to provide. The focus of the next policy battle to preserve our nation will be at the federal level, and citizens concerned about this need to start preparing for a long and difficult fight ahead.
On a more positive note, the incoming administration in Richmond of Bob McDonnell is decidedly more open to protecting Virginia from the impacts of illegal immigration than the previous one. Bob McDonnell’s focus on creating jobs for legal residents and citizens can include policies that would discourage illegal hiring practices and help legal workers get the jobs that Virginia’s 300,000 illegal aliens now hold. When the new administration takes office significant opportunities for addressing issues of illegal hiring practices, criminal aliens, gang violence and public safety open up. Those improvements won’t likely happen without significant citizen engagement in the legislative and policy formulation process, and if they’re implemented we should be able to speed up the voluntary self-deportation of illegal aliens out of Virginia, and if not back to their home countries, at least to more illegal alien friendly states such as Maryland which are beginning to realize that providing safe haven to illegal aliens has significant and measurable downsides.
The groundwork for this effort is laid Monday night at Manassas City Council Chambers at 7:30PM. You probably want to be there.
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