By Lynn R. Mitchell
Supervisor David Karaffa will be interviewed one-on-one Monday afternoon on WHSV TV-3 in a five-minute segment to air at 5:45.
Karaffa, whose Beverley Manor district houses 29 children who have been detained after crossing the border from Central America into the United States, wrote an article last week expressing compassion for the latest wave of children attempting to escape violence, poverty, and drugs in their native countries (see Unaccompanied Child Immigrants in Verona, Virginia).
Local outrage by some members of the community led to a protest on the Rt. 612 bridge over I-81 (see Immigrant children issue comes to Augusta County). That led to a public hearing by Augusta County supervisors with 130 members of the public showing up, evenly divided between pro and con (see Live blogging immigrant children issue at Augusta County supervisors meeting).
Supervisor Karaffa expressed compassion again at the public hearing. He received over 100 emails and dozens of phone calls about the issue. They were all pro except two were against.
Watch today’s broadcast or catch the interview online after it airs.
Update: Link to David’s interview: “1 on 1: David Karaffa Discuses Border Crisis.”