I posted this article on Sat. 5-22-10. The next morning an official from Prince William County was on Fox New Live re-enforcing the information in this article. He also said the law started a domino effect on the counties around Price William, (who incidentally were originally opposed to the law), causing them to put a similar law on their books. As illegals left Prince William, and set up housekeeping in the neighboring counties, their own crime rate increased, and the financial burden to care for these people strained the county budgets. When they adopted a similar law, the illegals left their counties and things went back to normal.
He also said that there had been no viable law suites against any law enforcement agency in the county.
The law works. It saves money and lives. How can this be a bad thing? We as Americans, whether born here or naturalized, need to take back our country. I am demanding my own civil rights, those that cross the border illegally have made theirs null and void.
Three year old law in Virginia targets illegal immigrants much like Arizona's SB 1070
By Dan Marries
A Prince William County police officer runs a record check of a suspect.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA (KOLD) - For the last three years, a county in Virginia has remained under the radar in the immigration debate even though it has a law almost identical to Arizona's immigration law.
The ordinance in Prince William County was passed in 2007. It initially required police to check the status of detainees they suspected of being undocumented immigrants but one year later it was revised. Officers now question all criminal suspects about their immigration status once an arrest is made.
In 2008, the University of Virginia conducted a survey to see what effects, if any, the Prince William County law had. It concluded initial fears about racial profiling did not happen.
It also show that schools saw a drop in English as a second language enrollment. There was also a drop in uninsured mothers giving birth and individuals turned over to immigration and customs enforcement.