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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/16/2010

U-Va. immigration study to be released

By Associated Press

Prince William County officials will learn how a policy aimed at cutting the number of illegal immigrants in the county has affected the community.

The University of Virginia is presenting its two-year study of the policy to the county Tuesday.

The policy initially allowed officers who reasonably suspected that someone might be an illegal immigrant to ask about their immigration status. The policy was later changed to require checks for anyone arrested.

An interim report released last year estimated that fewer than 5,000 legal and illegal immigrants left the county by mid-2008, and noted the economic crisis was a contributing factor. It also found that the policy did not boost residents' sense of safety, but appeared to create an ethnic divide in perceptions of the county.

By Associated Press  | November 16, 2010; 12:23 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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5,000 fewer people taking jobs from locals. 5,000 fewer people driving illegally and using services that they aren't paying for. 5,000 fewer people claiming that it's their "right" to ignore the laws that others have to follow.

The only really "divisive" thing is that "illegal alien" has become synonymous with one ethnic group--and that's largely due to the fact that so many illegal aliens are from that ethnic group and that so many ethnic identity groups and politicians claim that that ethnic group should get amnesty. I'm referring, of coure, to the Irish:)

Posted by: Ali4 | November 16, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Ali4

Actually there are other ethnic groups that have a large number of illegals, Asians Arabs, Africans, and Jamaicans all have a large number of illegals among their population. They just dont offend white people by their presence. So they arent targeted. But remember, it was the same people like you talking about them taking 5000 jobs and services hiring them illegally in the first place when it was beneficial to you. They came because the jobs were there. The jobs were there because people just like you were willing to hire them. They cant make people hire them can they. So stop getting mad at them for taking the 5000 jobs and start getting mad at the 5000 businesses that hire them. You must be a republican, always looking for an excuse for your own shortcomings. If you dont have a job it aint because some illegal took yours and you know it. Its because you are either not qualified or you are just lazy. Both things are things you can fix. If you are white in this country their is no excuse for you. Especially blaming illegals and your government. Get of your lazy fat butts and stop thinking you are entitled to everything and work for it. Just like you expect everyone else around you to do.

Posted by: ged0386 | November 16, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

ged0386, you wrote:

"Actually there are other ethnic groups that have a large number of illegals..."

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. According to the Pew Hispanic Center (whose estimates of population are pretty well respected), 81% of the illegal immigrant population comes from Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Asia is the next largest contingent, with 9%. Europe & Canada are 6%. The illegal immigrant population from the rest of the world is 4%.

Not for or against any particular position. But those are the facts, jack.

Posted by: dragon2eden | November 16, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Ali4

Actually there are other ethnic groups that have a large number of illegals, Asians Arabs, Africans, and Jamaicans all have a large number of illegals among their population. They just dont offend white people by their presence. So they arent targeted. But remember, it was the same people like you talking about them taking 5000 jobs and services hiring them illegally in the first place when it was beneficial to you. They came because the jobs were there. The jobs were there because people just like you were willing to hire them. They cant make people hire them can they. So stop getting mad at them for taking the 5000 jobs and start getting mad at the 5000 businesses that hire them. You must be a republican, always looking for an excuse for your own shortcomings. If you dont have a job it aint because some illegal took yours and you know it. Its because you are either not qualified or you are just lazy. Both things are things you can fix. If you are white in this country their is no excuse for you. Especially blaming illegals and your government. Get of your lazy fat butts and stop thinking you are entitled to everything and work for it. Just like you expect everyone else around you to do.

Posted by: ged0386 | November 17, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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