Pr. William chairman to talk immigration on MTV Networks
Prince William County Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart has returned from a quick trip to New York City, where he participated in a panel discussion that MTV Networks plans to incorporate in an upcoming showing of a documentary that captures the county's illegal-immigration fight, he said.
MTV is scheduled to air "9500 Liberty" on Sept. 26, Stewart said. Produced by Eric Byler and Annabel Park, the documentary captures the illegal-immigration clash that consumed county officials and residents a few years ago. The documentary shows the emotions surrounding the immigration policy and the aftermath of the legislation, which officials adopted in 2007 and modified in 2008 to remove language that some feared would lead to racial profiling.
The discussion in which Stewart participated was moderated by Fernanda Santos of the New York Times and included panelists John Quinones of ABC News, Maria Kumar from Voto Latino, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Chuck Wexler with the Police Executive Research Forum and filmmaker Park.
Stewart, who led the immigration battle in Prince William, is urging Virginia to follow Arizona's lead by passing statewide legislation that would crack down on illegal immigrants. Dubbed the Virginia Rule of Law campaign, the bill would enhance police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal immigrants; curb illegal day laboring; and create state penalties for illegal immigrants.
-- Jennifer Buske
September 10, 2010; 5:55 PM ET
Categories: Corey Stewart , Immigration , Jennifer Buske , Prince William
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