Support initiatives for finding illegal immigrants

Published 8:32 am Tuesday, August 17, 2010

To the Editor:

In recent weeks we have seen the federal government move to defeat the state of Arizona’s legislation SB 1070 deeming it as having racist intentions and/or undertones.

We know that federal law in place covers the points outlined in SB1070 though it is not being enforced. It is not being enforced due to political motives, which are based on the hope of eventually giving illegal aliens amnesty and to bring their votes to a certain political party.

There are not only Mexican workers illegally crossing our border to find work, but persons from countries all over the world, criminals and terrorist with the intent to do harm to our citizens and our nation. Is filling our nation with such people worth the votes hoping to be gained for a specific political party?

Any party who would sacrifice the nation’s citizens in order to maintain power is a party that should not receive one vote.

Our great state of Virginia has picked up the flag of national concern where Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion that authorizes Virginia police officers to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police for any reason.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to access county services. These initiatives have been deemed racist by certain groups.

How is it that when legal facts and common sense trump political motives the reaction from the losing side is to turn to personal attacks and name calling. Is this political vote-baiting or is it based on the need of protecting its citizens?

Clearly these initiatives are not racist. Please support these intentions of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors as their names are in the news though there is a solid majority of our nation that stand behind them and agree with their initiatives.

Jonathan Varnell