VA Lawmaker Challenges Feds to Sue His State Over Immigration Enforcement...
Thank You to every one in the state of Virginia that supports this person.
Prince William Board stated ["I hope the Justice Department sues Virginia, as well,"] end quote.
This man has Really BIG ONES HANGING
Thank You Virginia!
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A Virginia lawmaker looking to enact an immigration law similar to Arizona's is challenging the Obama administration to come at his state with a
lawsuit, too, saying he hopes the Justice Department has "so many targets" they can't focus.
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart told The Washington Post that the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona
will probably fall flat. He claimed Arizona is on "firm footing" and encouraged other jurisdictions to follow Arizona's lead.
"I hope the Justice Department sues Virginia, as well," he told the Post. "I hope they have so many targets that they are unable to focus on
The Justice Department filed suit against Arizona over its immigration law on Tuesday. The administration -- claiming the federal government trumps
the states when it comes to immigration enforcement -- is trying to halt the law before it goes into effect at the end of July.
But several other cities and states also are looking to enact tough immigration policies. Prince William is well-known for its immigration policy
requiring officers to check the immigration status of suspects in custody, but Stewart is pushing for a statewide law.
Click here to read the full story in The Washington Post.
Suit won't deter Pr. William leader's immigration law push.
By Jennifer Buske
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona's controversial immigration law won't stop Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman
Corey A. Stewart's campaign to bring a similar law to Virginia.
If anything, said Stewart (R-At Large), he will push harder to get legislation passed at the state level that would 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."
Last month, Stewart launched the Virginia Rule of Law Campaign to rally support for Virginia immigration legislation. Stewart said Virginia needs to
follow in Arizona's footsteps, even if it sends President Obama's 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 [federal government] to focus on any one state or
Prince William has received national attention for its crackdown on illegal immigration. The county's law, enacted in 2007 and modified in 2008,
requires that police officers check the immigration status of all people arrested on suspicion of violating a state or local law. Stewart said his
campaign for a Virginia law is his own, not something he is doing as chairman of the board.
"I think this is very irresponsible of someone who has lived in the county and seen the kind of devastation this kind of legislation can cause,"
said Nancy Lyall of the immigrant advocacy group Mexicans Without Borders.
Lyall said Prince William's immigration law hurt the county by damaging the relationship between police and some community members, draining county
funds and harming businesses as people fled the county. Why, she asked, would Stewart want that to happen at the state level?
Although Virginia is 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 in the next few days. Many people have supported Arizona's actions, Stewart said, and he expects the same in Virginia. As of Friday, he
had about 500 people following his Virginia Rule of Law Campaign page on Facebook.
THANK YOU, VIRGINIA.
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