Illegals in Virginia beware

Today I was over at WMZQ looking for pictures posted from the Brooks & Dunn Last Rodeo concert Nate and I attended last night and by coincidence I stumbled upon this article:

“Getting stopped or arrested in the Commonwealth of Virginia can lead to inquiries about a person’s immigration status. The state’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli has ruled that law enforcement agencies can check whether a suspect is in the United States lawfully. Cuccinelli’s legal opinion cites a 2008 Virginia state law that requires police to check immigration status.

The attorney general’s opinion further expands the reach of law enforcement – allowing officials to inquire about immigration status in something as routine as a traffic stop or police checkpoint.

“Virginia law enforcement officers have the authority to make the same inquiries as those contemplated by the new Arizona law. So long as the officers have the requisite level of suspicion to believe that a violation of the law has occurred, the officers may detain and briefly question a person they suspect has committed a federal crime,” Cuccinelli’s opinion states.

The legal opinion, which holds the same weight as a state law in Virginia, widens the ongoing immigration debate being had in Arizona to now include the Old Dominion State.”

Ken Cuccinelli has proven to be quite an asset as Attorney General of Virginia. It is no secret that Northern Virginia has an illegal immigration issue and here in Fairfax County our own Sully District Supervisor, who happens to be a liberal Republican, is proposing a day labor camp to house the illegal immigrants from 6 am to 12 noon. To clarify, this “day labor camp” is a small trailer that in no way will hold the amount of day laborers that await pickup for a day’s work. The location of this trailer is also in dispute since the community is vehemently against a day labor center opening at all. The center will require the illegal’s to pay for a membership ID card which will allow them to be registered with the center and seek work. As if any contractor in his right mind will register with the center to contract out for day laborers knowing these are illegal immigrants they are picking up.

We can only hope that this clarification of the law and the ability to check the status of immigration when pulled over will chase illegals out of the state the same way Corey Stewart, Prince William County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, was successful in doing. Prince William County was successful in cracking down on illegals by implementing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287(g) program which allows for and directs police to check the immigration status of all persons after they are arrested for a volition of state or county law.

Here’s Corey Stewart on Fox and Friends discussing his proposal for the State of VA:

  • Bill Hedges

    I don’t know what to say. I just commented on your article in Nate’s article. You were late Conservative Gal. By minutes.

    Maxine Waters and Rangel both up on charges. A first, two at once. The clouds are forming and there may be torrential rain forecasted on Democrats in November.

  • Guess I was to slow in posting for ya, Bill.

  • Bill Hedges

    You are always forgiven. You have a active life while I have a retired one.

    As much as I appreciated your previous moving kiss, your photo adds a delightful face to your comment.

    I place you face above GaGa and on equal footing with Mama bear.

  • Clarification Bill,
    I take it that Mama Bear is Sarah Palin but who is GaGa? Lady GaGa?

  • Bill Hedges

    Not into that stuff. Yes. Is she a lady or is that a title ? Understand is a self given title.

    Of course Sarah. Nate is a very lucky husband. I have wondered what you looked like. Nice to visualize face to your writings. Hope to see you and Nate in a tea party rally someday on tv.

    You must of seen on Fox photo of 18 year old wife who had her nose and ears cut off by her husband on front of Time magazine. As despicable as that is perhaps it will awaken the American public as Arizona did toward illegals.

  • Oh Bill your too sweet.

    You may just see Nate and I on TV at a Tea Party. I try to attend them all. During the 08 election Nate and I went down to the McCain/Palin rally here in Fairfax (where we stood right next to the stage) and Nate was interviewed by a local tv station.

    Recently I have embarked on starting a womens republican club that focuses completely on political activities and getting republicans elected. At our last meeting the women seemed interested in organizing a trip down to the 9/12 rally here in DC. We attended last year and it was awe inspiring. another thing the ladies are looking at going to is the 8/28 founders rally with Glenn Beck.

    I did see the photo of the girl that was mangled by her husband. I thank God that he placed me here in the USA.

  • Bill Hedges

    “8/28 founders rally with Glenn Beck” is so appropriate. Is my birth day. I’ll be glided to rv looking for you.

    Geraldo, Beck, and O’Reilly recently attended a game together. Would like to see the reactions they received.

    Geraldo is not in my good graces because of his view on illegals and his recent treatment towards my hero Sheriff Joe of Arizona. Joe has army of G men questioning each move made. I only hope they are provided kool-aid with their baloney sandwich. Feed them well Joe.

    But Fox is fair and balanced and has Geraldo. We all have our differing views.

    You all should have posted Nate’s interview here. Maybe mission impossible.

    Today I heard John McCain communicate some points we should stand for in up coming election and future. Needs to be united front. John’s star is fading. Point out their failings and ours. Give our solution. Repeal the idea that we are not NO to good legislation. Gee, why am I preaching that to you. You all are in the choir.

  • Repeal_The_Va_Radar_Detector_Ban

    As you may know, Virginia is the only state that bans the use and sale of detectors. There is no evidence that the detector ban increases highway safety. Our nation’s fatality rates have fallen consistently for almost two decades. Virginia’s fatality rate has also fallen, but not any more dramatically than it has nationwide. Research has even shown that radar detector owners have a lower accident rate than motorists who do not own a detector.

    Maintaining the ban is not in the best interest of Virginians or visitors to the state. I know and know of people that will not drive in Virginia due to this ban. Unjust enforcement practices are not unheard of, and radar detectors can keep safe motorists from being exploited by abusive speed traps. Likewise, the ban has a negative impact on Virginia’s business community. Electronic distributors lose business to neighboring states and Virginia misses out on valuable sales tax revenue.

    Radar detector bans do not work. Research and experience show that radar detector bans do not result in lower accident rates, improved speed-limit compliance or reduce auto insurance expenditures.
    • The Virginia radar detector ban is difficult and expensive to enforce. The Virginia ban diverts precious law enforcement resources from more important duties.
    • Radar detectors are legal in the rest of the nation, in all 49 other states. In fact, the first state to test a radar detector ban, Connecticut, repealed the law – it ruled the law was ineffective and unfair. It is time for our Virginia to join the rest of the nation.
    • It has never been shown that radar detectors cause accidents or even encourage motorists to drive faster than they would otherwise. The Yankelovich – Clancy – Shulman Radar Detector Study conducted in 1987, showed that radar detector users drove an average of 34% further between accidents (233,933 miles versus 174,554 miles) than non radar detector users. The study also showed that they have much higher seat belt use compliance. If drivers with radar detectors have fewer accidents, it follows that they have reduced insurance costs – it is counterproductive to ban radar detectors.
    • In a similar study performed in Great Britain by MORI in 2001 the summary reports that “Users (of radar detectors) appear to travel 50% further between accidents than non-users. In this survey the users interviewed traveling on average 217,353 miles between accidents compared to 143,401 miles between accidents of those non-users randomly drawn from the general public.” The MORI study also reported “Three quarters agree, perhaps unsurprisingly, that since purchasing a radar detector they have become more conscious about keeping to the speed limit…” and “Three in five detector users claim to have become a safer driver since purchasing a detector.”
    • Modern radar detectors play a significant role in preventing accidents and laying the technology foundation for the Safety Warning System® (SWS). Radar detectors with SWS alert motorists to oncoming emergency vehicles, potential road hazards, and unusual traffic conditions. There are more than 10 million radar detectors with SWS in use nationwide. The federal government has earmarked $2.1 million for further study of the SWS over a three-year period of time. The U.S. Department of Transportation is administering grants to state and local governments to purchase the SWS system and study its effectiveness (for example, in the form of SWS transmitters for school buses and emergency vehicles). The drivers of Virginia deserve the right to the important safety benefits that SWS delivers.
    *** A small surcharge($5-$10) or tax(2%-3%) could be added to the price of the device to make-up for any possible loss of revenue from reduced number of speeding tickets and the loss of tickets written for radar detectors.***

    Please sign this petition and help repeal this ban and give drivers in Virginia the freedom to know if they are under surveillance and to use their property legally:

    http://www.stoptheban.org

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/repeal-the-virginia-radar-detector-ban

  • Happy Belated Birthday, Bill! I hope you had a great day of celebration and relaxation.
    Sorry to post a Happy Birthday Wish so late, my head has been taken over by an awful sinus infection and that is why I have been MIA as of late. I’ve actually had this dumb sinus issue since February and nothing, and I mean nothing has fixed it. Because of this silly issue Nate and I were not able to attend the 8/28 Rally but we watched it on CSPAN as it happened, it was simply amazing. However, we did attend the 9/12 Tea Party!

  • Bill Hedges

    Birthdays and Christmas are for the young. When it cost more in gifts you give as opposed to what you get, you are a adult. Neither is as enjoyable anymore. Unless you have chrildren or grand kids. Ah, just joking.

    9/12 Tea Party got little attention. I guess we will have to take our pleasure from recent election and Christmas in November.

    We should all pray for Karl Rowe. He just does not get DE. Defeated Republican who voted with obama is good. Those sort of Republicans we must encapsulate out of our party for tea sake. Our pick may not be Harvard grads, have flaws, but are real people with our views. Better to lose with determined tea party candidate than win with obama suck up Republican.

    Win, lose, or draw, we must be true to the tea. Our winner in DE drew record breaking turnout. How outstanding. How encouraging for future. Two days after election she has $1,000,000 in coffers. Though I understand DE votes Democrat, this November is very anti-barry driven and antiestablishment. I feel like I am relieving the 60’s. Peace…

    I found my sinuses get worse lying down. Much better sleeping in my recliner. If that works for you, don’t tell Nate I suggested it. I hurt easily.