County Stands Up To Illegals

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    One county has passed the toughest anti immigrant laws in the nation - and the pro illegals are whining and crying



    Prince William County moves against illegal immigrants

    Manassas (Map, News) - The Prince William County board unanimously passed one of the nation’s toughest local resolutions on illegal immigration Tuesday before a sharply divided crowd of more than 250 people.

    The resolution, however, was significantly scaled back from its original version to avoid legal hurdles, but it still moves the board toward denying county services to illegal immigrants and attempts to make it easier to deport illegal immigrants who break the law.

    “Prince William County has really stepped up to the plate on this issue,” Chairman Corey Stewart said.

    Earlier wording that would have denied illegal immigrants access to public education, in violation of rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, was eliminated. The motion now directs the county to research what it can do to deny services to illegal immigrants instead of outright denying those services.
    The proposal drew more than 115 comments from both critics and supporters. Supporters hailed the board for tackling an issue they said was costing taxpayers millions, leading to an increase in crime and a diminished quality of life. Critics said it as an illegal and racist measure that could lead to profiling against Hispanics and would prompt an immediate court challenge.

    Board members said the proposal was designed only to curb illegal immigration in light of Congress’ failure to enact comprehensive reforms earlier this year.

    One of the sharpest critics was Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane, who said the measure would increase perceptions of racism, leading to more gang activity and more crime, driving up enforcement costs and taxes.

    The supervisors relaxed some of the language that raised Deane’s ire and congratulated the police department on its efforts to deport illegal immigrants accused of felonies.

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    from the Washington Compost


    Fear Seizes Pr. William Immigrants -- Legal and Not

    By Nick Miroff
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, July 15, 2007; Page A01

    Some cowered indoors, wary of police sweeps. Others said they'd leave for another county, or state -- anywhere that didn't seem as unwelcome as Prince William suddenly did. One father gave his sons copies of their green cards to carry to summer classes in elementary school, worried they'd be stopped and questioned.

    Although the anti-illegal-immigrant measures approved last week in Prince William County were less severe than proposed originally, Hispanic residents there say a clasp of fear has gripped their community in recent days, as anxiety and confusion over the policies ripple through supermarkets, job sites, hair salons and living rooms.

    "Everyone is scared to go outside," said Jorge Villarta, a Salvadoran immigrant who spoke in Spanish as he waited for his wife at the Salon Hispano beauty shop in Woodbridge, dropping his voice to a whisper. "They think the police will grab them, and they'll be deported," said Villarta, who added that he is a legal resident but still fears arrest.

    Elsewhere across the region and beyond, Hispanic immigrants kept close tabs on events in Prince William this week, wondering whether other jurisdictions would follow suit. "A lot of our students think this [resolution] is one of many that are going to pass in our local cities and counties," said Amy White, director of the English as a Second Language program at Catholic Charities' Hogar Hispano program in Falls Church. Legal residents are worried about racial profiling, she added.

    To date, Herndon, Manassas and Culpeper are the only jurisdictions in the Washington region to enact or consider policies targeting illegal immigrants, and none is as extensive as what Prince William is attempting.

    The resolution approved unanimously by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Tuesday orders police officers to verify the residency status of anyone in custody whom they suspect to be an illegal immigrant. The resolution also seeks to block access to public services and benefits for illegal immigrants, claiming they are causing "economic hardship and lawlessness" in the county. The measures -- the toughest in Virginia -- apply to all illegal immigrants, but in Prince William that means mostly Hispanics.

    Support for the measures among the county's non-Hispanic residents appeared to be broad, and county supervisors said their offices have been flooded by calls and e-mails backing the resolution. "This country is founded on the basis of laws," said Tom Brown, at a Borders bookstore on the Prince William Parkway. "Illegal means illegal."

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    sniff, what is this country coming to when people who broke the law are scared to go outside? poor lawbreakers, the police are unfairly out to get them. sniff. im really sure the ones with green cards arent exaggerating. the police probably stop every mexican they see in their reign of terror sniff.
     
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    I read through and all I could think was "Yes!" This is hopefully the spark that will soon ignite.
     
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    I hope it's the start of a large wave.
     
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    Keep on hoping. It's all we really have at this moment. Once more counties and states start doing this, then the wave will come.
     
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    While the folks cheer - the liberal media whines

    Tells you alot about the priorities of the liberal media
     
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    The Liberal Media is not always indicative of how liberals themselves feel. I know a ton of liberals who want illegals to be booted back to their country(ies).
     
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    I know this is a little off topic, but last year I was working with some teenage kids, and one of the brightest most exceptional children that I worked with was an illegal immigrant. Her parents had moved to the US from Mexico was she was 2, and she has been living here for practically her entire life. She is remarkably intelligent (nearly straight As in advanced classes), ambitious, and kind. I know that immigration policy cannot be made on the basis of individuals, but whatever immigration policy is eventually enacted, it would be a shame, for her and for the country, if she was forced to go back to Mexico.
     
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    Are you sure her parents aren't trying to become legal citizens? I've just never heard of an illegal who can speak English.
     

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