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Ron Speakman, candidate for the Republican nomination for Loudoun County Sheriff, has announced a set of policies for dealing with illegal aliens arrested in Loudoun County.

For detailed coverage of Mr. Speakman’s proposals and some good discussions, see:

Loudoun Lady at Virginia Virtucon, and

Blog Fu

Important post by Loudoun Patriot last week:

Bravo to Commonwealths Attorney Jim Plowman and Chief Deputy James Fisher for their help seeing this issue through …

Yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Virginia Supreme Court was a huge win for the law-and-order crowd, firmly rejecting the defense’s argument that these cases be allowed to be reopened under the Padilla decision.

The gist of the problem is that criminals who are in the country illegally had been able to take advantage of a loophole whereby they had to be informed of the possibility of deportation before entering a plea. Even for cases decided years ago, defense attorneys have been able to get verdicts set aside and the cases set for new trial. This is in essence a rule of engagement for prosecutors that makes it harder to convict an illegal alien than a U.S. citizen, and one which has nothing to do with guilt or innocence. Thanks to Jim Plowman’s office for taking a strong stand against this miscarriage of justice, and thanks to the Virginia high court for closing the loophole.

Guest Post By Nancy Matthis at ADMC

The election of 2008 promises to be an all-out battle throughout the country for the soul of America. Will we continue to be a nation of individuals who pride themselves on personal responsibility? Or will we keep sliding deeper into increasing government entitlement programs (and meddling) on the path to socialism?

The answer will largely be determined by the outcomes of the 435 hard-fought Congressional races throughout the United States. And in many of those races, the margin of victory or loss on average may be less than three percent. Which is to say that illegal aliens may decide the future of our democracy.

Our voting processes are deeply flawed. For quite some time the problem of voter fraud has been discussed, but tolerated. The website Illegal Aliens US comments:

Those ‘undocumented’ are actually ‘highly documented’ with fraudulent documents our government readily accepts.

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