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Virginia shouldn't be deterred by federal immigration suit, Stewart says

The Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona and its controversial immigration law won't stop Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart's campaign to bring a similar law to Virginia.

If anything, Stewart said, he will push harder to get legislation passed at the state level that will enhance police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal immigrants and create specific Virginia penalties for illegal immigrants.

"I think the Obama administration has made a strategic blunder," Stewart said. "The Justice Department is going to have egg on its face when its case is dismissed. Arizona is on very firm legal footing and the administration is just trying to intimidate Arizona."

In June, Stewart launched his Virginia Rule of Law Campaign to rally support for immigration reform legislation. Stewart said Virginia needs to follow in Arizona's footsteps, even if it sends the Obama administration after the Commonwealth.

"I hope the Justice Department sues Virginia as well," he said. "I hope they have so many targets that they are unable to focus on Arizona. ...Every state that supports Arizona should implement a similar law to make it impossible for the [feds] to focus on any one state or jurisdiction."

Acknowledging the Commonwealth is already strapped for cash, Stewart said a lawsuit and the money it could cost would be worth it. Stewart said he plans to release his proposed bill within the next few days. Many have supported Arizona's actions, Stewart said, and he expects the same in Virginia. Currently, Stewart has more than 400 people following his Virginia Rule of Law Campaign Facebook page.

--Jennifer Buske

By Anita Kumar  |  July 7, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Corey Stewart , Immigration , Jennifer Buske , Prince William  
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The fact that the US Border Patrol would have had more momentum, to patrol between the tracks constructed by road crews between the steel and concrete fence and the 15 foot high chain link fence adorned with razor wire.in the interior. Arizona as with California, Texas and New Mexico are the first line of defense against the 20 to 30 million foreign nationals residing illegal in this country. It looks like with each administration, Barack Obama, his Liberal progressive Czars have no intentions of enforcing the 1986 Ronald Reagan, Ted Kennedy or John McCain immigration law or even revising its contents. They want to reinvent it, so the illegal alien criminals who broke our law get--AMNESTY. If the Tea Party or millions of patriotic Americans have anything to do with this insane open door syndrome, it will never happen. Specifically now have alerted to the US population that supporting the unskilled, poor and wanton are costing taxpayers 113 billion dollars annually, according to FAIR. Another gigantic minus of $60 billion dollars earned by illegal aliens in the U.S. each year and being money-transferred out the country. This being Mexico's largest revenue streams (after exports and oil sales) consists of money sent home by legal immigrants and illegal aliens working in America.

Arch Enemy of immigration "Rule of Law" is Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), who because of the dense population of illegal alien workers in Nevada, is now playing politics with American sovereignty. Nevadans must be on their guard of illegal voting for R

Posted by: infinity555 | July 8, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Unknown to the American people under the requirement of 2006 Secure fence Act, within days of being ratified, Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinson, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, (R-TX) attacked a major provisions of a second independent fence. It was then gutted under a very quiet act entitled the 2006 The omnibus Consolidated Appropriations bill. As a blogger I had to dig deep to find any mention of cutting funding, to this originally mandated law to build two separate parallel fences stretching along the Mexican-US border. So now four years later we have this violent nightmare existing on the border, that now has come back to haunt the cynics of the--REAL--border fencing. Indirectly these Senators who gutted the auxiliary fence are entirely to blame for the deaths on the border of the Cattleman, law Enforcement, US Border Patrol officers and even illegal aliens. Governor Brewer has created a fund and a website, www.keepazsafe.com, in mid-June to fight Prez Obama and his attorneys a right to protect Arizona and its policing laws. Brewers state government has already collected $500.000 dollars from patriotic contributers. Americans have a right to protection, when the US government considers that a corrupt administration over the border fails to protect its own people..It seems very unlikely that the drug cartels and Mexican military encroachment across the border would have been extremely difficult of passing through two fences.

Posted by: infinity555 | July 8, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

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