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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 UNÖ 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.

By Kristen Mack  |  June 12, 2008; 2:42 PM ET
Categories:  Prince William  
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Donkey Moon won't send representatives to Sudan or the Congo, people get killed there. It's easier to drum up fake controversy in the safest parts of America.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 12, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Bravo Mr. Wolf. I whole-heartedly agree with you.

Posted by: Ind Voter | June 14, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

There are times when I think that Frank Wolf is off target, but this is one of the times that he hit the nail on the head.

Human Rights violations in Prince William, give me a break!

P.W. is now handling with kid gloves what the Federal Government ignored.

Posted by: NoVA | June 14, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Someone should go into the Korean legislature and start handing out those 10 cent machetes from Rwanda. Watch those guys go nuts and then come back and complain about illegal immigrants not getting to suck at the tit of the American taxpayer.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 16, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

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