By Dave Gibson, October 17, 2019
Despite city officials repeatedly making the claim that Virginia Beach (VA) is no longer a ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens, following the deaths of Tessa Tranchant, 16, and Alison Kuhnhardt, 17, at the hands of an illegal alien in 2007, the facts tell a different story …
On October 14, the resort city began it’s very first “Hispanic Citizens Police Academy,” with classes only being offered in Spanish.
Virginia Beach Master Police Officer David Nieves told WAVY:
“We want to alleviate their anxiety, the anxiety of the police that they should not have, but it’s hard to do that if they don’t know us.
The fact that they’re not documented, we do not care.”
On March 30, 2007, Mexican national, Alfredo Ramos slammed into the rear of a vehicle in which Alison Kuhnhardt, and Tessa Tranchant were sitting, while waiting at a traffic light.
The two high school students had to be cut from their crumpled car and both died a short time after being transported to the hospital. Ramos suffered only a busted lip.
Ramos had been living in Virginia Beach for quite some time and worked at a local Mexican restaurant known as Mi Casita. He was previously convicted of three separate charges of public intoxication, identity theft, as well as a DUI.
Despite his criminal history and illegal status in this country, Ramos was never reported to federal immigration officials, and continued to live in the area. He speaks only Spanish and required an interpreter at all of his court proceedings.
“A 2005 Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) policy forbids officers from asking the immigration status of defendants charged with misdemeanors. Police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. has said the policy is meant to encourage illegal aliens to report crimes without fear of retribution,” the Washington Times reported.
The policy actually required an illegal alien to rack up three DUIs before VBPD officers could report the offender to federal immigration authorities.
While the leadership of Virginia Beach has never officially declared the city to be a ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens, as the leadership of Chicago or Washington D.C. have done, it is every bit the haven to criminal aliens that those aforementioned cities provide.
Of course, Virginia Beach is dominated by the hotel and restaurant industry, which employs tremendous numbers of illegal aliens.
Hotel owners often declare that they simply could not operate without the influx of cheap, albeit, illegal labor.
And, as you can see, the city is still all too happy to oblige … at the expense of citizens’ safety!