And, you thought the whole border snafu in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas would not hit Virginia? Well, think again.
Thousands of mostly young illegal aliens have poured into America in the last several weeks. Primarily due to immigration rhetoric drummed up by the Obama administration and by both parties on Capitol Hill. Public promises of citizenship via such policies such as the Dream Act, Kids Act and Enlist Act, have ignited a wave of border crossing that has overwhelmed federal border agents, state and local border governments.
With thousands of illegal aliens streaming over the United States Southern border, Obama administration officials are tasked with finding places to keep them. And, one of the locations is Lawrenceville, Virginia. A small, rural town in Brunswick County, just 70 miles from Richmond.
Last week Obama administration officials took action to strike a deal to house 500+ illegal immigrants at a defunct college campus in Lawrenceville. The campus of former St. Paul's College was agreed to serve a location for housing and boarding of mainly young immigrants, aged 11-17 years.
The Lawrenceville housing plan was necessary according to Barack Obama, '...to ease the humanitarian crisis.'
However, efforts by Congressman Robert Hurt and local officials have slowed the plan. Concerns over public safety, zoning violations, impact to businesses and other issues, were all cited to put the plan on hold.
Obama officials had made the move in short order without notification to local government. The deal would have began moving in illegals within a week. And, a lease agreement would have provided housing for five months with an extension possible for three years.
Many other localities have been targeted for embedding illegals. The City of Baltimore recently halted a planned shelter by the administration. Shelters are now being formed on military bases throughout the country to harbor the illegal immigrants.