Open Boarders Cause Trouble

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Open Boarders Cause Trouble While driving home from a night out, Alfredo Ramos, an illegal, undocumented immigrant, originally born in Mexico, brought an early death upon two young girls. Ramos, whose blood alcohol level was over three times the legal limit, was speeding on a Virginia Beach highway when he collided his 1998 Mitsubishi into the back of another car sitting at a red light. The impact, sudden and intense, broke the neck of one of the girls, 17 year old Allison Kuhnhardt, killing her immediately. The passenger, 16 year old Tessa Tranchant, was also not lucky enough to survive the deadly crash. Amazingly, Ramos, who had already been charged twice with being drunk in public and once with a DUI, walked away from the accident with nothing but a swollen cheek. This horrific tragedy is described in a report on the WAVY TV 10 local news channel in Virginia found on the website (1). A question arises, and that is to why the illegal immigrant was not deported after his first conviction. This is because Virginia law protects people from having immigration checks run through if the offender is only charged with a misdemeanor (Frank 2). In a heated debate on the “O’Reilly Factor,” between talk show host Bill O’Reilly and journalist Geraldo Rivera, the issue was being pulled in a game of Tug-O-War. O’Reilly advocates a stronger immigration policy, pushing the view that open boarders turn innocent Americans into road kill. He believes that the Virginia Beach officials should have deported Ramos after his first offense and claims the illegal aliens “have no right to be here” ( On the other hand, Rivera states that “this is not an illegal immigration case, it is a drunk driving case,” and feels that O’Reilly is belittling the death of those killed by drunk drivers who were legal (

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