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Loudoun Asks "What Are Costs Of Alien Children" Delgaudio Motion on Unaccompanied Alien Children Passes

October 2, 2014

Loudoun Asks "What Are Costs Of Alien Children"

Delgaudio Motion on Unaccompanied Alien Children Passes


On a motion by Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling District) Loudoun County's county administrator will investigate and report back to its board of supervisors the potential costs of current impacts to the arrival of unaccompanied alien children to Loudoun County citizens.

This is a link to Supervisor Delgaudio Item 17 "Impact of Unaccompanied Alien Children on Loudoun"
http://loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/107627

"We welcome all to Loudoun including these new arrivals courtesy of the federal government. But as supervisors we must immediately access the costs and account for these costs just like we acess and account for every penny at every meeting
of the Board of Supervisors," said Eugene Delgaudio.

Delgaudio has been critical about unnecessary budget spending and about the threat to the quality of life for his Sterling district which is impacted disproportionately by higher taxes due to the working class majority in Sterling.

Delgaudio also was worried about the impact on public health with the recent reports of widespread illnesses of hundreds of children in 38 states.

From Delgaudio's public memo to the board:

"Cases of Enterovirus EV-D68, suspected to be spread by undocumented immigrants from Central America, have already been reported in Richmond"

The director of health Dr. David Goodfriend has stated there is no current health issue in Loudoun.

But Chairman York said the count has to keep up on this due to Ebola being a good example of what can happen overnight with the arrival on a jet plane from a foreign country.

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio introduced a legislative action item for meeting with an announcement two weeks ago at a regular business meeting discussing the state legislative program.

The county staff and board agreed unanimously to pursue seeking a federal lobbyist who would look into federal issues like this at the national level during a discussion on unaccompanied alien children in response to questions asked by Supervisor Delgaudio last September 17 and again during last nights meeting, on Wednesday October 1st.

DELGAUDIO MOTION PASSES 6 YES, 0 Opposed, 1 Abstain

The Delgaudio motion, seconded by Higgins, passed 6 yes, 0 against, 1 abstain (Williams) and 2 absent for the vote (Volpe and Clarke) and reads:

"I move that the Board of Supervisors direct staff to determine the impact to the County and LCPS budgets and to other County services associated with the Federal Government's recent relocation of 210 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) to Loudoun County and to investigate options to recover these costs from the Federal Government."

This is a link to Supervisor Delgaudio Item 17 "Impact of Unaccompanied Alien Children on Loudoun"
http://loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/107627

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