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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Corey Stewart praises Va. House's passage of immigration bills

By Fredrick Kunkle

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Wednesday praised the Virginia House of Delegates' passage of a bloc of bills designed to crack down on illegal immigration. The bills were modeled after a policy that Prince William adopted in 2007.

"I am thrilled that the legislators in Richmond have finally realized the seriousness of illegal immigration and have followed Prince William's lead in taking the proper steps to make sure that illegal immigrants caught committing crimes in Virginia are deported," Stewart said in a written statement.

Advocates for immigrants say the bills cast as wide a net as Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration.

The policy in Prince William, though less stringent that initially intended, stirred controversy and fears of a backlash against immigrants when it was first adopted. Stewart said the policy has led local authorities to turn over 3,000 illegal immigrants to the the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and helped reduce the county's crime rate.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | February 9, 2011; 1:30 PM ET
 
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I like the part in this article where it reports “Advocates for immigrants say the bills cast as wide a net as Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration.” Do these advocates know that this bill is only about targeting illegal aliens? They keep fooling themselves to think it is about immigration because they used the term illegal immigrant when there is no such term used by our government the correct term is illeal alien. Immigration is a legal process set forth by Congress according to our Constitution wherein Congress will construct "unified rules of nationalization" (Article 1 sec. 8. ph 3) where people can immigrate to the US. Over 234 years the US immigration is a safe, orderly and the most equitable system in the world. Those that chose not to go through that process are called illegal aliens. If we want meaningful immigration policy it needs to be uniform therefore all Illegal aliens should be sort out, captured, given due process, have their wealth confiscated and deported. Employers should be fined heavily and pay the cost of prosecution for those that were found in his employ.

Posted by: AmericaPieHole | February 9, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

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