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UVA Report Analysis - Part 1

By Greg L | 17 November 2010 | Illegal Aliens, Virginia Politics, Prince William County | 21 Comments

While I am still going through UVA’s report on the success of the Rule of Law Resolution, which tells a lot of the positive story we living at the heart of the issue have experienced over the past three years, there’s some warning signs in the report that deserve immediate attention.  We knew this would never be a complete solution to the issue, but a strong first effort to get control of the illegal alien problem locally, and that at some point we’d have to revisit where we were.  The signs in this report seem to indicate that time might be at hand.  With this data in hand, it’s probably time to start thinking about the next steps for Prince William County, and Virginia as a whole.

Anecdotal evidence has been trickling in over the past year or so that illegal aliens are slowly returning, now that the effects of the scare tactics employed by the illegal alien lobby have largely worn off.  Although the Rule of Law Resolution did address some policy options that would decrease the number of illegal aliens unlawfully residing in our community, the insane reaction by folks like Mexicans Without Borders to the policy probably had more of an effect than the policy itself.  When people trusted by the Hispanic community and speaking their language screamed dire warnings that police were going to start conducting immigration sweeps in Hispanic neighborhoods and pulling over ever car driven by a Hispanic in order to conduct immigration checks, terrified immigrants who couldn’t obtain or didn’t trust information from other sources ran for the hills.

Within the UVA report is quite a bit data about overcrowding complaints registered with Property Code Enforcement, which has correlated pretty closely with the illegal alien problem and been a particularly troubling issue for local residents.  The expected trend was that complaints plummeted considerably in the wake of the adoption of the Rule of Law Resolution, and would slowly start to creep back up. Anecdotally this has been the observation, and the report certainly confirms a widespread perception that a vast proportion of boarding houses cleared out immediately after the passage of the Rule of Law Resolution and that while the problem hasn’t entirely gone away, it certainly hasn’t returned to the seriousness we saw proper to the resolution.

The UVA report provides statistics about the number of overcrowding complaints and the number confirmed as violations before and after resolution passed, although they don’t make much mention of changes in Prince William County’s code and some changes in the procedures employed to enforce the code that probably have a big impact on these numbers.  Instead of relying on the International Fire Code limits that would allow sixteen people to live in the typical three bedroom house in the Manassas area, the county adopted much more sensible occupancy limits based on the square footage of the structure.  PCE also encouraged inspectors to investigate complaints after business hours, when it was more likely to find more of the residents actually living in a residence at the residence.  For quite a while during this study period the enforcement of sane  occupancy limitations was fundamentally broken, and lots of people suffering alongside of “stacked” houses just gave up on reporting problems because the problems never seemed to get resolved no matter who the problems were reported to.

The data in the UVA report shows some disturbing trends in residential overcrowding, even though such significant changes in handling complaints happened which make the data somewhat resistant to interpretation.  While overcrowding complaints have generally decreased as would be expected, the number of violations actually issued has been on a steady upwards trend.  Code changes that make it easier for inspectors to cite obvious problems would account for some of that, but with more effective enforcement one would expect the flagrant disregard for community well-being seen during 2006 would give way to much more voluntary compliance with both the law and community standards.  That number would be expected to go up when enforcement catches up with the problem, but then sharply recede a lot once the word got out that you couldn’t get away with turning your income property into a flop house for illegal alien day laborers or as we saw all too often, corporate temporary housing for illegal aliens employed by Verizon subcontractors or a number of local homebuilders.

The opportunities to address the residential overcrowding associated with illegal aliens by enacting additional ordinances are few and difficult, and at least now the problem isn’t so much that the ordinances aren’t sufficiently comprehensive, it’s that they’re not being enforced enough to get the word out on the street that setting up a boarding house is a losing proposition.  People wouldn’t be engaging in this outrageous conduct if it weren’t financially rewarding, and with any unlawful activity if enforcement is lacking you get a growing problem if there’s financial fuel for the fire.  The data seems to suggest the problem is growing, and that absolutely needs to be addressed.  No one should have to live in close proximity to this kind of problem.

With the quality of life issues associated with illegal immigration starting to return, it’s time to get back to work looking for some effective, constitutionally sound, and responsible ways to address this issue.  Asking for more effective enforcement is certainly a good place to start, but more effectively addressing the issue of the unlawful hiring practices that make it possible for those running illegal alien boarding houses to easily find tenants who want to rent is more central to the problem.  Dry up the demand for boarding houses that cater to illegal aliens, and the problem pretty much disappears.

Seems like a push for mandating the statewide use of E-Verify by businesses and government is quite overdue.  The Senate of Virginia gutted a bill last year that would do just that, so perhaps that’s the place to start.

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  1. Fed Up said on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:38 am:
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    I live on a cul-de-sac and an illegal alien flop house has set up at the end of it. Where once there were only a few cars in the circle, now it is completely full of vehicles from trucks to white vans. One night at the end of the summer my wife took the dogs outside. My yard is completely fenced in with a high privacy fence near the front door. My wife starts to yell and I instinctively grabbed my Glock 23 and ran outside to find a young Latino male 3 feet from my wife on the inside of the fence. I pointed my pistol at him and he took off running. I followed for a short distance but he went across the street and jumped over a neighbors fence and disappeared. I have no idea what his intentions were, I am just glad I was here. PWC PD looked for him but found no trace. I have to wonder how many other such incidents happen and are not reported. You can not tell me that crimes do not differ when illegals are here. The 2500 or so that were in the ADC in Manassas over a 3 year period tell a different story.

  2. Just the Facts said on 18 Nov 2010 at 8:38 am:
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    Greg – I could not agree more with your observations. Flop houses have remained a problem since 2007 and through the recession even with the decline in construction work for illegals. We still have them in our neighborhood with all of the noise, parking and overcrowding problems they generate. As the economy recovers, as it is slowly but surely doing, the problem will get worse, perhaps surpassing the deterioration in quality of life we suffered pre-recession.

    Cracking down on illegal employers is the only way to solve the problem rather than pick at the symptoms as we have been doing. Some options open to us now:

    No business license without use of eVerify.

    Audits for compliance of the Federal Requirement to have I-9 forms on file for all employees, and audits of the veracity of the information provided by employees, as a requirement for a business license.

    Similar measures required for contractors wanting to deal with the County government.

    Similar requirements for building permits, and workplace surprise inspections for compliance.

    Also, overcrowding enforcement must be taken seriously. That means inspectors going out after hours, and not allowed to tip off residents prior to the visits. The work of the inspectors should be independently checked and those who fail to enforce the law fired.

    Nuisance ordinances must be enforced. Chief Deane’s policy of no enforcement of the noise ordinance unless officers visit the same address three times in the same day must go. One warning, then the second offense whenever it happens results in charges. The noise ordinance needs to be strengthened like Fairfax’s also.

    These proposals represent a sound, doable program of addressing the illegal immigration problem in Prince Wiliam County. Enactment would result in permanent self-deportation, and as a result reduce taxpayer costs of providing services for illegals.

    Why won’t it happen? For example, check http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/money_in_industry1/61061?end_year=2010&filter_schedule=all&locality=all&lookup_type=year&start_year=2002&zip_code=all

    Keep in mind that construction and development are the two biggest profiteers from illegal labor.

  3. park'd said on 18 Nov 2010 at 8:56 am:
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    Slowly returning? More like a mass exodus back here. Been that way for at least a year now.

  4. Just the Facts said on 18 Nov 2010 at 1:18 pm:
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    Even more reasons we’re not likely in PWC to see any effective action taken against illegal employers and why you should be getting ready to see more overcrowded flop houses popping up in your neighborhood:





    I hope the pattern is obvious to everyone. The development industry is not only buying supervisors to get whatever they want passed by the Board of County Supervisors (rezonings, comp plan amendments, proffer waivers, AVENDALE, etc.) at our expense, they want also to ensure nothing detrimental happens to their pool of cheap, illegal labor.

  5. Tillie said on 18 Nov 2010 at 3:00 pm:
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    Just the Facts

    WOW - Verrrrry interesting, indeed!

  6. Robert L. Duecaster said on 18 Nov 2010 at 4:33 pm:
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    Virginia has a law making it a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly hire any person who cannot provide documents indicating he is legally eligible to work in the US (Va Code Section 40.1-11.1). Unfortunately, no one has ever been prosecuted for violating it. Must be the Commonwealth Attorney’s policy to ignore some laws.

  7. Black Saint said on 18 Nov 2010 at 4:59 pm:
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    The 20 to 30 million uneducated Illegal Aliens are a parasite on American tax payers that is providing them free Medical, Free Education for their many children, Food stamps, Welfare, Prison cells, etc. and like all parasites they will eventually kill their host.

    This country is getting more like Mexico and Latin American every day and with amnesty, alone with chain immigration, and a prolific breeding rate, in a few years will be another Third World Slum modeled on Mexico

  8. Black Saint said on 18 Nov 2010 at 5:01 pm:
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    While our Government spends Billion feeling up American Citizens!

    Our border states are overwhelmed, out-gunned, and overran from the massive invasion of Illegal Aliens & Armed Banditos, killing Citizens and Law enforcement personnel and Obama & the Democrats sues the States trying to protect its Citizens!

    Criminals and Illegal Aliens march in our streets all across the land demanding their rights, riot, wave their flags and spit on American, its Government, Laws, Constitution, and Citizens, and Obama & the Democrats defends their rights to do so.

    Our neighborhoods are flooded with Illegal Aliens gangs, Mexican flags fly in barrios coast to coast , our ER rooms destroyed, Hospitals closed, Schools overwhelmed, Prisons overflowing, 100,s billions spent on Welfare for the invaders, States going bankrupt, Americans Citizens by the 10,of thousands are Robbed, Raped and Slaughtered, millions of American citizens unemployed and losing everything, while Obama & the Democrats reward the invaders and promises them Amnesty for their Crimes!

    The President and most of the Politicians in Wash, DC plus Mayors in our sanctuary cities from coast to coast should to be arrested and tried for Treason!

  9. USA said on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:12 pm:
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    Virginia has a law making it a Class 1 misdemeanor to knowingly hire any person who cannot provide documents indicating he is legally eligible to work in the US (Va Code Section 40.1-11.1). Unfortunately, no one has ever been prosecuted for violating it. Must be the Commonwealth Attorney’s policy to ignore some laws.

    Yes and not completely. The HOD is also completely in lockstep with the AG - sobbing about preemption at every opportunity.

    The AG is only in step with the Virginia ruling authority on this issue. There simply is no backbone in Virginia to address this issue.

    There is also the issue of Virginia citizens, who while staunch supporters of fighting illegal immigration - allow businesses to send illegals to their homes and offices to do the work that America desperately wants to do.

  10. Cynic said on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:27 pm:
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    Black Saint,

    I agree.

    In Maryland, we call illegals - The New Americans. Our Governor has given them special rights and privileges. Taxpayer funds by the millions are granted to Casa de Maryland and similar organizations that pander to illegals.

    Sure makes one feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you become aware of all these wonderful things that are being accomplished with our tax dollars!

  11. Screw them said on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:53 pm:
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    “America’s toughest sheriff,” Phoenix’s Joe Arpaio, is creating an armed “Immigration Posse” to combat illegal immigration, and Hollywood actors Steven Seagal and Lou Ferrigno, along with Dick Tracy and Wyatt Earp, have signed up.

    Fighting Justice Department accusations that his office discriminated against illegal immigrants during arrests, Sheriff Arpaio said the civilian posse of more than 50 members gives citizens a chance to fight the problem inundating their border state.

    “Law enforcement budgets are being cut and agencies are losing personnel and yet the battle to stop illegal immigration must continue,” said the sheriff, who heads the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “Arizona is the busiest port of entry for people being smuggled in from Mexico, Latin and South America. So asking for the public’s help in this endeavor makes sense, especially given the success the posses have experienced over the years.”

    Won’t this make Lingamfelter wet his pants. Gee, it can be done.

    Just look to the west.

  12. Dave in PWC said on 18 Nov 2010 at 7:57 pm:
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    Cory Stewart was on Fox and Friends this morning. Here is a link to the video, it’s at the bottom of the main story on this website:


  13. Cynic said on 19 Nov 2010 at 12:57 am:
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    In the short run - If more states passed an immigration law similar to Arizona’s, the Justice Department would have an overload of court cases.

    In the long run - they would hire more lawyers to address the issue - that is, if the voters did not have sufficient sense to thwart their hiring and other plans by voting them OUT OF OFFICE in 2012.

  14. Just the Facts said on 19 Nov 2010 at 8:06 am:
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    We need a law like Arizona’s in Virginia badly. Corey’s Virginia Rule of Law, however, is a sham designed to make people think he’s cracking down on illegal immigration when it’s just smoke and mirrors. I’ve posted links to both his proposal and Arizona’s SB 1070 on BVBL before. Corey omits every measure in SB 1070 that cracks down on illegal employers and he has said not a peep about enforcing any of the measures already on the books here. Read the link I posted above to Corey’s page on VPAP to see the list of corporate vultures that profiteer from illegal labor and support Corey’s campaigns. This is a shell game, folks, and many are being conned. We need real immigration reform that cracks down on illegal employers.

    Here’s Corey’s Virginia Rule of Law again:


    Here’s the link to SB 1070 again:


    In particular, read sections 5, 6, 7 and 8. Most of the bill deals with illegal employers and none of these provisions have been challenged in court. Corey’s Virginia Rule of Law contains ABSOLUTELY NONE of these provisions because his developer and other corporate campaign donors will not let him do anything that hinders their access to cheap labor.

    Read the links I posted above to the financial data on the Gang of Five that approved Avendale last summer, the 100% residential development that will raise our taxes, increase congestion and school crowding, slow the pace of the housing market recovery in PWC, and create abundant jobs in PWC for illegals who will cram into flop houses in our neighborhoods.

  15. Robert L. Duecaster said on 19 Nov 2010 at 1:10 pm:
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    @ USA said on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:12 pm:

    I’m not sure I understand your post, USA. Are you offering an excuse for the Commonwealth’s Attorney not to enforce the law I cited? What do the HOD and the AG have to do with local prosecution of a state law? Nothing that I know of. Please explain.

  16. USA said on 19 Nov 2010 at 6:00 pm:
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    Robert - The HOD refuses to enact - or really even recognize - state code. The excuse - from both - is federal preemption.

    The AG refuses to prosecute state law. Period, full stop. Federal preemption is the canard.

    The HOD refuses to consider stronger legislation, citing preemption.

    Arizona, inexplicably, has no such qualms, does not wet its pants over preemption and does its best to protect its legal citizens.

    Not so here.

  17. Fed Up said on 21 Nov 2010 at 6:31 am:
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    I see MS13 killed someone in Manassas yesterday:

    Teen killed in Manassas
    By William Wan

    A 15-year-old boy walking home from Osbourn High School in Manassas was stabbed and killed Friday afternoon, police said.

    The teenager, Miguel Hernandez, was attacked by a group of other teenage boys at 2:45 p.m. while cutting through a small walking path near the intersection of Brent and Barston streets, police said.

    Officers arrived to find the teen bleeding, and emergency responders flew him to Fairfax Hospital, where he died shortly after.

    Hernandez was walking with other students. But police said the other students did not seem to recognize the assailants. Both Hernandez and his assailants are Hispanic, and police say the incident is believed to be gang related.

    “But we don’t know exactly how much of a gang affiliation there is and on whose part, the victim or suspects,” said Sgt. Tim Neumann, a Manassas City Police spokesman.

    Almeta L. Radford, a spokeswoman for Manassas City Public Schools, confirmed the victim was a student at Osbourn and said in a statement, “The entire school division mourns with the family in the loss of their loved one.”

    Grief counselors will be available for students on Monday at Metz Middle School and Osbourn.

    Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

  18. Fed Up said on 21 Nov 2010 at 6:32 am:
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    Another Hispanic rape:

    Woman assaulted in Aspen Hill
    Posted at 5:11 PM ET, 11/20/2010

    Montgomery County Police say a 52-year-old woman was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning in Aspen Hill.

    The woman was walking along Georgia Ave., approaching Hewitt Ave., at approximately 12:53 a.m. when she was forced into the woods and raped.

    The suspect fled on foot, police said. He’s described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, approximately 5′5″ tall, with a medium build and short black hair.

    Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A $1,000 reward is being offered.

  19. Fed Up said on 21 Nov 2010 at 6:47 am:
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    MANASSAS, Va. –

    Manassas police have arrested two teenagers in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old Osbourn High School freshman attacked Friday walking home from school.

    Detectives charged Mauricio Martinez, 18, of 9233 Byrd Drive, Manassas and a 17-year-old Hispanic male of Fairfax, Va., with murder and gang participation, city police Sgt. Tim Neumann said Saturday evening. He did not say when the two were arrested.

    The victim, Miguel Hernandez, was attacked about 2:45 p.m. on Byrd Drive near Bartlow Street. Police said “several” Hispanic men attacked him “for no apparent reason.”

    Officers arrived to find the boy on the street suffering stab wounds. He was flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he died a short time later, Neumann said.

    Resident Marian Williams, who just moved into her house on Bartow Street with her son, said she heard the commotion of emergency sirens in front of her home Friday afternoon.

    She peeked out one of her windows and noticed a boy’s head resting against the pavement just in front of one of her vehicles parked in her driveway. She estimated that around 30 children were outside when emergency crews arrived.

    The number of students didn’t surprise Williams considering the street is commonly used as a cut-through to the high school from the nearby Georgetown South neighborhood.

    Williams said normally children just come and go and never are unruly near her home.

    “One dead, one in trouble, two lives wasted,” said Williams, who said she was surprised to learn that the boy died from his injuries.

    Williams figured it was a just a fight and that the boy must have hit his head.

    Manassas City Public Schools spokeswoman Alhmeta Radford stated in a press release on Saturday that grief counselors will be available for Osbourn High School students on Monday.

    “The entire school division mourns with the family in the loss of their loved one.”

    A Facebook page set up in memory of the student, known as Mickey, already had 651 “friends” by Friday evening. One friend who posted on the site urged others not to retaliate.

    City anti-gang detectives and Prince William police were out in force patrolling the streets of Georgetown South late Saturday into early Sunday.

    “To anyone who is infuriated about the death of Mickey Hernandez, don’t go out and get pay back, for it is not man’s job to get revenge .. for it is God’s job. let God do this job not you,” the person wrote.

  20. Fed Up said on 21 Nov 2010 at 12:18 pm:
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    And the retaliation has begun:

    MANASSAS, Va. –

    Less than 48 hours after a fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old Manassas boy, a mob of men dressed in black attacked another teen at a nearby shopping center, police said.

    Police believe this incident is related to the stabbing death of Osbourn High School student Miguel Hernandez on Friday afternoon on Bartow Street, city police Sgt. Tim Neumann said.

    Officers were called to the Grant Avenue shopping center adjacent to the Georgetown South neighborhood about 8:50 p.m. Saturday.

    Witnesses to the latest incident reported the victim — a 19-year-old Hispanic man of Manassas — was attacked and beaten by several Hispanic males all dressed in black. While rescue units were treating the victim they also discovered a stab wound to the victim’s back.

    The victim was flown to Fairfax hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

    No arrests had been made early Sunday. Residents said police were out in force Saturday night in Georgetown South.

    The Manassas City Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. The confidential 24-hour tip line is 703-330-0330.

  21. Dave in PWC said on 21 Nov 2010 at 1:50 pm:
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    Time to take back the streets. How about it PWC Board of County Supervisors? Time to crack down on all illegals and get them out of here and back to their countries where they belong. Just because it’s Manassas City it’s still part of the county. As one commenter stated in the local paper, send in the VA national guard to Georgetown South.

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