Bedford Prosecutor Testifies Before Congress on Immigration

Washington D.C. - Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Krantz testified before Congress Thursday on immigration reform.

Krantz supports legislation introduced last week that would give state and local authorities the power to enforce federal immigration law.

He told the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, about a Bedford County man, who nearly died after being hit in a car crash by an illegal alien, who was a repeated drunk driver.

"This particular driver, Mr. Ramos, had previous convictions for driving suspended and manufacturing false driver's licenses. At the time that he struck Adam Babb, it became his second DUI conviction," said Krantz. "This bill, if in effect, and if that situation happened again, someone like Mr. Ramos would be deportable."

Rockingham County, North Carolina Sheriff Sam Page also testified. He says Mexican drug cartels are a big problem in his county, which is just on the other side of the Virginia state line.

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