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Supervisor: Sterling a 'Cesspool' Due to Illegal Immigration

Sandhya Somashekhar

Republican Eugene Delgaudio, the Loudoun County supervisor who represents Sterling Park, made some heated remarks about illegal immigration and its impact on his district during an appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi show's Politics Hour on WAMU 88.1 FM Friday.

When asked if some of the deteriorating living conditions in the area were a result of urbanization, Delgaudio had this to say.

"This is not urbanization. This is a cesspool. People are coming from outside of this culture and they are dumping their crap on the streets of our town. And our town is outraged that they don't get with the program."

Listen to the full discussion here. Delgaudio's interview takes place during the final 10 minutes of the show.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  June 23, 2008; 4:05 PM ET
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Sounds like DC

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Wonder what Mr. Delgaudio's ethnic background is. Unless it's WASP, chances are that when his ancestors came to this country, their neighbors were complaining about them, and their ways, too.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Delgaudio may not be politically correct but he is a politician in touch with reality (finally).
What he describes sounds really familiar. I wish someone in Arlington would address this problem. Unfortunately the county board here has taken the opposite tack by promoting illegal immigration.

Posted by: Joe | June 25, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Sterling Park is not a cesspool. How offensive. It's a good working-class community with some challenges.

Perhaps if we had a supervisor who was more interested in DOING something for the community (lights, sidewalks, better zoning enforcement (ie FUNDING), and maybe more capital investment in our library and aging community centers) instead of bashing our community, and abotu 1/3 of its residents, we might see some progress!

Posted by: Sterling Homeowner | June 25, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

"Some challenges" like sewage flowing in the streets.

Ok, so it's not a cesspool because at least that would drain.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 25, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Delgaudio is correct, people hate it when someone speaks the truth. I grew up in Sterling and my mother still lives there and is only one of 4 that still speaks english on her block. 70% of the home have multiple families living in them. Yes, illegals for the most part with multiple cars that don't run, they put up fences to hide the junk, brick and stone everything in site. Just drive down Sterling Blvd and look for yourself. Good for you Mr. Delgaudio, clean out the illegal cesspool. Right on brother.

Posted by: Grew up in Sterlin | July 3, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Most communities now have a mix of cultures in them. There a lot of positive points to having diversity in our surroundings. Mr. Delgaudio is a discriminative person who will not be happy until all the residents of Sterling Park are exactly like him or his family. The issues of illegal immigrants, messy yards, large groups living in small houses definitely need to be handled, firmly and quickly. However, he doesn't handle himself professionally or listen to the area he represents. He is working on his own agenda, ready to take credit for everything and anything. He has failed his job for 2 terms and now he is failing in the 3rd term.

Posted by: Barb in Sterling | July 3, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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