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Posted on 12/02/2007 5:16:26 PM PST by P8riot
Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!
Rule of Law Prevails in Virginia
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged a suburban Washington county's (Virginia) recent effort to clamp down on illegal immigrants, one of the toughest such crackdowns in the country.
U.S. District Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs (pro-illegal alien invasion supporters) lacked legal standing to challenge measures passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
One of the resolutions requires police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect the person is an illegal immigrant. A second resolution seeks to deny numerous county services to illegal immigrants, including business licenses, drug counseling, housing assistance and some services for the elderly.
County attorneys successfully argued that the plaintiffs could not show they had suffered from the measures, which have not yet been fully implemented.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, a leading supporter of the enforcement of immigration laws, said he believes the county's plan may be replicated across the country now that it has withstood a legal challenge.
"Some of the best litigators in the country came up with the best arguments they could come up with...and at the end of the day it was tossed out by a judge," Stewart said, referring to the adversaries who attempted to stop immigration law enforcement in Virginia.
In a futile attempt to play the "race card" The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund sued the county on behalf of a group including legal and illegal immigrants and the Woodbridge Workers Committee, an organization of day laborers in Prince William County. As a whole, they argued that they would suffer racial discrimination from police who would suspect them of being illegal immigrants because they are Hispanic.
They also argued that Hispanic families are already suffering real harm, including the fear that parents who are illegal and children who are U.S. citizens born in this country will be split up.
Plaintiffs' lawyer Christina Sarchio said she is considering an appeal. Another option would be to refile the lawsuit with different plaintiffs who have been detained by police in connection with the new policy, she said.
Considered part of metropolitan Washington, Prince William County has seen its Hispanic population more than double since 2000, to nearly 70,000, according to Census Bureau estimates.
County officials appropriated $900,000 earlier this year to implement the police policies, and Stewart said he hopes to have the police program in place with trained officers by February.
Americans, this is a giant leap for immigration law enforcement advocates. The Minuteman Project compliments Virginia's Prince William County for standing its ground.
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Great choice Ron!
This will spread, because it works. children of illegal immigrants are already enrolling (and causing problems) in adjacent county schools without the measures.
“children of illegal immigrants are already enrolling “
....I meant to say, children of illegal immigrants who were formerly enrolled in Prince William county schools....
Those who constantly whip out the race card aren’t dealing from a full deck.
That is true, but it is likely to spread to other jurisdictions. I live in Chesterfield County, and the Board of Supervisors and Planning commission have already outlined plans to further restrict housing based on square footage and the number of occupants. While not overt, this is seen by many as an effort to restrict the availability of housing to illegals as many tend to overcrowd dwellings. Of course this is not just an issue with illegals as any number of circumstances could result in overcrowding.
Obama said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t see since poststhe struggle for civil rights.”...
Obama told La Raza that the mass protests lately of for immigration rights of Mexicans is equal in greatness to the civil rights protest of the past.
Omama supports La Raza’s, the “DREAM Act,” which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens — thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states.
And quite often is is the only card they have.
I could be wrong, but it seems like this is akin to gun control laws.....meaning, crime increases when people can’t “defend” their property land etc.. By enforcing laws that defend our borders, illegal immigration will decrease. It’s too simple.
We also need to quit hanging filet mignon on a stick for them to come fetch. All the freebies and social services we hand to them on a silver platter, and a job waiting at every corner - they will find there way over that border.
The smells wafting from Uncle Sam's Kitchen are just too tempting to resist.
Excellent way to describe the problem. There are some Americans struggling to “make” it, who CAN’T access the free-bees...IE:I know of a couple of people who need HELP, serious health care help so they CAN work, because they WANT to work. However, finding the health care assistance/help appears to be impossible. I have no clue what to say to them. :-\
Tell them to apply for 'illegal immigrant' status. /s
I knew a man who was permanently too ill to work, and couldn't afford to go to a doctor (let alone get medication), and SS wouldn't put him on disability without all the lab results, doctor's sworn affidavit, etc. It took him four months to even get food stamps, and he had no family or friends who could take care of him. He was homeless, hungry and needed medical care - but there was no one to help him.
That is why I am so disgruntled with our system. We can't and don't take care of our own, but hand out freebies to invaders who freely break the laws without any penalty whatsoever.