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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Who cares what it costs?

Once you skip past the rule of law and that nations have borders, who cares what it will do to a budget to provide services to illegal aliens? Certainly not the open border ninnies.

Alexandria ready to serve illegals

The city of Alexandria, Va., is expected to pass a resolution tonight renewing its commitment to extend public services to illegal aliens.

"We are reaffirming and recommitting our services and outreach to international citizens," Mayor William D. Euille, a Democrat, said yesterday.

International citizens, how Orwellian of the good Mayor.

The seven-member City Council will vote on a two-page resolution that outlines Alexandria's intent to comply with state and federal immigration laws but not question the immigration status of people seeking public services.

Comply with state and federal immigration laws until they require checking the immigration status that is.

Mr. Euille said that the resolution should pass unanimously but that Alexandria has no figures on the cost of providing services to illegal aliens.

"We haven't calculated that, and we probably won't calculate that," he said. "We have money designated for human services, but it's not broken down by race."

Yes, heaven forbid the actual cost be figured out. Can't have anyone be fully informed on such measures.

Alexandria must provide every resident with schooling, public health care and police protection. However, the city can extend such services as rental and burial assistance, job placement and emergency Medicaid without mandatory proof of legal residence, according to a memorandum to the resolution.

And being a citizen means what now?

Alexandria Vice Mayor Redella S. Pepper, a Democrat, said the resolution is largely based on the commitment of city leaders to protect social diversity, not a direct response to other Virginia jurisdictions' cracking down on illegal aliens.

Yeah sure sparky. So social diversity is more important than legal entry into the country?

The immigration debate over the past few years has been less contentious in the District than in surrounding suburbs.

But escalating tensions in the Brentwood neighborhood of Northeast between black residents and Hispanic day laborers has led council member Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat, to consider putting a city-funded facility at a shopping center to connect workers, including illegal aliens, with jobs, despite community opposition.

So, apparently being an actual citizen of this country just means being able to pay taxes so government fools can help illegal aliens find jobs. Nothing like giving them more reason to come here - illegally, while we foot the bill.

Perhaps it's time a number of us should just renounce our citizenship. Seems to me the gray train is pretty substantial for those who don't care about entering the country legally.


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