Tag Archives: Shenandoah Juvenile Detention Center

Live blogging immigrant children issue at Augusta County supervisors meeting

By Lynn R. Mitchell

[I live Facebooked Wednesday night’s Augusta County supervisor meeting and have cross-posted the immigrant children public hearing here.]

5:50 I arrived at the Augusta County Government Center at 5:50 for tonight’s 7:00 supervisors meeting and people were already in the parking lot. I’m hunkering down for the long haul with two controversial issues on the agenda: immigrant children and gas pipeline.

6:30 Room is full and partition has now been opened. Lots of familiar faces on all sides of the issues.

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Unaccompanied Child Immigrants in Verona, Virginia

David KaraffaBy David Karaffa
Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

I was informed last Friday that there were Unaccompanied Child Immigrants (UCI) at the Shenandoah Juvenile Detention Center in Verona. Like most others, I had read the newspapers and heard the news reports about these children, but now they were here in my district. I called the detention center and set up an appointment to meet some of these children.

I arrived at the Juvenile Detention Center Monday morning at 8 am. I had the opportunity to meet five illegal immigrant children, look into their welfare, and hear their stories. It was a heart-breaking experience.

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