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Updated: Prince William chairman says federal officials agree to turn over immigration data

Anita Kumar

Updated 6:10 p.m.

Corey A. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have agreed to turn over all the information he asked for after a nun was killed last week in a car crash in which an illegal immigrant was suspected of driving the second car.

Stewart said Beth Gibson, ICE senior counsel, agreed to turn over the identities of every convicted illegal immigrant apprehended in Prince William County through the county's 287g partnership since July 2007, what crimes they were accused of committing and how many of them were released back into the community.

Stewart said, "This data is the tip of the iceberg and will show that millions of convicted criminal illegal aliens in this country have been released while awaiting deportation.

"This is not a small number we are discussing. Americans will be shocked when they realize how many convicted criminal illegal aliens are being released back into our communities and how long their deportation proceedings take," he said. "This is a positive step forward, but we have to keep fighting."

Last week, after his request to ICE was repeatedly denied, Stewart asked Congress to subpoena the agency's records .

According to Stewart, ICE officials also said they will increase detention center space in Virginia to hold illegal immigrants until deportation.

But ICE spokesman Richard Rocha denied that ICE will turn over any names or personal information to Stewart.

"ICE told Prince William County Supervisor Corey Stewart the agency would provide available statistics, for instance about the crimes and custody status of individuals referred to ICE by 287(g) trained officers,'' Rocha said. "We anticipate that research to take a few weeks. To clarify, ICE will not be providing personally identifiable information -- like names or addresses -- to Stewart or others. Under DHS's Privacy Policy, the Privacy Act, which protects against the release of certain personal information, extends to aliens as well as U.S. citizens."

Stewart said he was disappointed to hear Rocha's response. "They are backing down."

By Anita Kumar  |  August 9, 2010; 6:10 PM ET
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Throw out all incumbents in November, including Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) an ardent supporter of a pro-amnesty agenda. Find out who is on the American workers side and the lawmaker who have terrible records for enforcing immigration laws at NumbersUSA

Posted by: infinity555 | August 9, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Throw out all incumbents in November, including Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) an ardent supporter of a pro-amnesty agenda. Find out who is on the American workers side and the lawmaker who have appalling records for enforcing immigration laws at NumbersUSA

Posted by: infinity555 | August 9, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

So, we have illegal aliens who have broken the law to begin with and now if they have further criminal proceedings, they are still released? This is madness, why are they not deported immediately if the crime is a misdemeanor? If it is a felony, have them serve their time and then get deported. I'm sorry, but those who support illegal immigration, this problem will not resolve itself. The only solution is strict enforcement of the law. Has the Democratic Party lost its collective mind on this? The majority of Americans are not happy with the situation.

Posted by: wrldtrvlr1982 | August 9, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

If you want to throw out incumbents then start with Stewert in Prince William County. Then continue with the Republicans in Congress. They say no to every effort to improve the economy.

Posted by: hmrc1 | August 9, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Its just not the problem of our government selectively enforcing the laws of this country but The double standard used to defend those who break the laws. Do you think for one minute that if a citizen of this country was arrested for drunk driving that they would just be released? First time? How about the second time? Let someone who is is here illegaly drive drunk and its excused, not once but twice. Nothing like being sold out by those we elected to defend us and our laws for a vote they will never get. Because they will be swept from office long before they get to reap their votes.

Posted by: justlookin | August 10, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

I can't seem to understand how the politicians in Washington can show their faces with what they are doing to our country. We need to deport Illegal immigrants. Our educational system is going downhill. Teachers can't teach the way they need to with so many illegal children in school now. Our hospitals are overloaded to the point where the real american citizens have difficulty receiving services and when they do it is very costly. Vote every incumbent out. Vote out every one of them that has been in office. I don't care if they are trying to act like they have changed. If their voting records show pro-amnesty, pro nationalized healthcare, pro stimulas vote them out of office. They should have tried to tackle some of these issues before now. Especially before the elections in November. Whatever they do now only makes them look less reliable and trustworthy.

Posted by: boondog | August 10, 2010 3:00 AM | Report abuse

Throwing them all out is just plain stupid. In case you haven't noticed The Democrats are in total control. And, although they will never admit it, the House and Senate have been in the control of REID and Pelosi for FOUR YEARS---Not two years!! Frank and Dodd were in charge before the Financial crisis....remember Freddie and Fannie. They were Committee Chairmen in charge and still are. Yet NO Committee has investigated Freddie and Fannie.

Pelosi and the Democrats has not allowed a vote on the Illegal Alien SAVE ACT for three years (did you know that?). Many Dems have covered their tracks by Co-sponsoring the SAVE ACT-BUT--- they WILL NOT VOTE TO HAVE THE ACT BROUGHT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. SO, like my Congressman, KLEIN of Florida,--He has it both ways. Politics is all that matters.
The Department of NO Homeland Security is owned by the Democrats.

Why not go to Numbers.com and review your Congressman's illegal Alien voting report card before you throw them all out. ACTIONS speak louder than words; don't they? Use your head do a little research before you also throw out those fighing against Illegal Aliens. 90.9% of Dems are for Amnesty. Show me those that aren't.

Posted by: passonfirstdown | August 10, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Under Obama Illegal Aliens have more rights than U.S. Citizens. The Department of NO-Homeland Security has become a Sanctuary City.

The Washington Post, Palm Beach Post, et.al gave NO Headline News to the MEMO 7,000 ICE agents wrote to their supervisors giving them a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE! NONE! The "Vote of No Confidence" is in response to policies adopted by Morton and Coven, including:
ICE leadership dedicates more time to campaigning for immigration reforms aimed at large scale amnesty legislation
Criminal aliens incarcerated in local jails seek out ICE officers and volunteer for deportation to avoid prosecution, conviction and serving prison sentences
ICE is misleading the public by using programs like "Secure Communities" to sell moving on with amnesty legislation
ICE officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing U.S. immigration laws outside of jails
ICE has virtually no consistent national policies, resulting in the lack of adequate direction and managerial infrastructure
Why is that not BIG NEWS in the Washington Post? I asked--got no reply!

Posted by: passonfirstdown | August 10, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Each and every ILLEGAL ALIEN should be rounded up and deported out of this country. Regardless if the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony!

ICE is saying that they don't have enough resources to deport all of them out, THEN I SAY, "GIVE ICE MORE MONEY AND STOP SPENDING IT ON REWARDING ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH FREE MEDICAL CARE, WELFARE, MEDICAID, ETC."

THEN DEPORT THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES OUT OF THIS COUNTRY.

I AM UPSET BECAUSE I AM A VICTIM OF A COUPLE OF THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO BROKE INTO MY HOME WHILE I SLEPT AND STOLE MY PASSPORT, CREDIT CARDS, DRIVER LICENSE, CHECKBOOK AND ALONG WITH THAT MY IDENTITY!

Posted by: ketrout | August 10, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Each and every ILLEGAL ALIEN should be rounded up and deported out of this country. Regardless if the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony!

ICE is saying that they don't have enough resources to deport all of them out, THEN I SAY, "GIVE ICE MORE MONEY AND STOP SPENDING IT ON REWARDING ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH FREE MEDICAL CARE, WELFARE, MEDICAID, ETC."

THEN DEPORT THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES OUT OF THIS COUNTRY.

I AM UPSET BECAUSE I AM A VICTIM OF A COUPLE OF THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO BROKE INTO MY HOME WHILE I SLEPT AND STOLE MY PASSPORT, CREDIT CARDS, DRIVER LICENSE, CHECKBOOK AND ALONG WITH THAT MY IDENTITY!

Posted by: ketrout | August 10, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

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