Residents of Virginia town mobilize against effects of illegals
Posted: April 4, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Alyssa Farah
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
MANASSAS, Va. – Best known as the site of two major battles during the War Between the States, this city of 35,000 some 25 miles due west of Washington, is shaping up as the next front in the fight against illegal immigration.
About 100 citizens frustrated by the effects of illegal immigration – this time a Northern Virginia suburb of the nation's capital – last night joined the growing battle by municipalities against a problem with its roots in a lack of federal enforcement.
Citizens of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County gathered together at the Manassas City Council chambers for the first ever meeting of "Help Save Manassas," a grassroots group dedicated to preserving the community, fostering public awareness of the detriments of illegal immigration, lobbying local government on issues involving immigration and to provide a voice for citizens affected by illegal immigrants, according to the group's charter.
On the agenda of the first meeting of HSM was the adoption of the bylaws and the election of officers.
One of the candidates, Dan Arnold, who was named a member of the executive board, made it clear he has no animosity toward any particular ethnic groups.
"But that there is a reason why sovereign nations have borders," he added.
The group's newly elected president, Greg Letiecq, opened the meeting by stating what HSM is and what it is not.
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