Wolf to U.N.: Don't come to Prince William
U.S Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) penned a hot letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon requesting he not send a human rights official to Prince William County to inspect the treatment of immigrant workers here.
Earlier this week, Jorge A. Bustamante, a U.N. special rapporteur for human rights of migrants, called off a visit planned for Tuesday and Wednesday. The immigrant advocate group Mexicans Without Borders welcomed the scrutiny, saying the county's illegal immigration crackdown has "created a climate where suspicion and terror thrive."
Wolf countered that the U.N. has "consistently failed to protect the human rights," of people in the Darfur region of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his letter to Ban-Ki Moon.
"Rather than planning visits to communities in America, the UNÃ– should be putting its energy toward responding to this and other human rights abuses around the globe," Wolf wrote. "I respectfully request that you ensure that UN Special Rapporteur Bustamante does not reschedule his visit to Prince William County."
Bustamante technically postponed his trip. No word yet on when he will reschedule.
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