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Old 11-25-2008, 05:53 AM
 
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Virginia, known for some of the nation's toughest policies on illegal immigration, appears to be abandoning its hard-line approach as state officials consider proposals to help foreign-born residents assimilate, including increasing the number of English classes.
In the coming weeks, the Virginia Commission on Immigration will send Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) two dozen recommendations, most of which would help immigrants instead of penalizing them.
Those on both sides of the issue say interest in immigration has waned because of the growing economic crisis, a clearer understanding of the state's limitations on a largely federal issue and backlash at the voting booth.
"I think some reality set in," said state Sen. John C. Watkins (R-Chesterfield), the group's chairman.
Va. Panel on Immigration Steps Back From Hard Line - washingtonpost.com

I guess they found out that the anti-immigrant crowd had no political clout.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Va. Panel on Immigration Steps Back From Hard Line - washingtonpost.com

I guess they found out that the anti-immigrant crowd had no political clout.
Again: watch the economy; if it deepens much further.............you are going to see stern enforcement of the laws pertaining to the illegals and their enablers.

Too: things may get 'interesting' if Mexico implodes as well.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Va. Panel on Immigration Steps Back From Hard Line - washingtonpost.com

I guess they found out that the anti-immigrant crowd had no political clout.
Firstly, i used this article for a thread yesterday. http://www.city-data.com/forum/immig...ills-help.html

Secondly, illegals are leaving Virginia (at least the outer-beltway parts) because of the hard laws passed.
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