Today, at 3 PM, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Ray Tranchant will be testifying before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

Readers of this blog might remember that Ray's late daughter, the lovely Tessa, appeared on the cover of the booklet I edited.

Here's a little bit about his sad story: "Ray Tranchant, father of Tessa Tranchant, will be testifying about the tragic and unnecessary death of his daughter Tessa, 16 and friend Allison Kunhardt, 17.

On March 30, 2007 in Virginia Beach, VA, an illegal alien Mexican national named Alfredo Ramos slammed into the rear of a vehicle in which Allison and Tessa were stopped. Ramos, 22, was drunk at the time. He had a .20 blood-alcohol level and could barely see the police officers in front of him.

Though an illegal alien, Ramos had been living in Virginia Beach for quite a while and had been previously convicted of three separate charges of; public intoxication, identity theft and a DUI.

While Ramos had already been convicted of a DUI, Virginia Beach policy dictated that an illegal alien be convicted of three DUI's before police would report them to federal immigration authorities."

Tessa (on the left) and Allison

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