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Pr. William board chairman forms PAC to fight for immigration bill

Anita Kumar

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, has formed a political action committee to push for his legislation that would force Virginia officials to crack down on illegal immigration.

Stewart said he will use the money he raises through the Virginia Rule of Law PAC to first educate residents about his effort and later to donate to legislators of both political parties next year based on their voting record on this bill.

Stewart, who has long considered a run for statewide office, said he plans to spend the fall traveling across the state selling the bill, which he hopes will be debated in the 2011 legislative session.

"I want to build public knowledge of the bill and hammer the message home through the media through the legislative session,'' he said. "I intend for this to be a real big deal."

Stewart opened the PAC, which is aimed at bringing "Arizona's tough immigration law to Virginia," on Monday, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which tracks money in politics.

The bill enhances police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal aliens; curbs illegal day laboring; and creates specific state penalties for illegal immigrants.

By Anita Kumar  |  July 30, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Corey Stewart , House of Delegates , Prince William , State Senate  
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Good for Chairman Stewart! Let us hope the move will spread like a wild fire across the entire country.

Posted by: jp31901cg | July 30, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

The ACLU and the racist Maldef and LULAC ethnic advocacy organizations can't sue every small town, state, and county in the nation.

This is the "Spartacus" strategy. All we need is a critical tipping point of brave municipalities willing to be the first, second or third to stand up and say "I am Spartacus."

Posted by: MaryJessel | July 30, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Max9010 | August 1, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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