Driving liberals, dhimmis and illegal alien apologists absolutely insane since 2005...

Say It Aint So: The Open Borders Crowd Lied Again?

By Greg L | 30 December 2010 | Local Economy, Illegal Aliens, Prince William County | 12 Comments

Remember all those dire warnings about how the Rule of Law Resolution was going to destroy the local economy and wipe out the local real estate market?  Here’s a shocker — the open borders leftists were wrong.  I know, it’s quite a surprise, given their track record.

But one of the four areas where housing prices appreciated is the Washington metropolitan area – 3.7 percent in 2010. Within that region, Prince William County, Virginia, enjoyed a double-digit price rise. While the Washington, D.C., region generally saw housing prices rise this year over 2009, Prince William’s home prices outpaced the rest of the D.C. region, enjoying 20 percent home-price appreciation.

Prince William County, it will be remembered, was home to a significant number of illegal aliens. Its officials, led by Corey Stewart, chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, actually did something about it in response to the outcry of citizens. Though vilified by open-borders types and the mainstream news media, county officials adopted an enforcement policy that led thousands of illegal aliens to move out of the county.

Best of all, the report by CIS relies heavily on data collected by the Washington Post.  The irony here is just tremendous.  Someday the editorial board of the WashPo should start reading their own newspaper…



The opinions expressed here are solely the views of the author, and not representative of the position of any organization, political party, doughnut shop, knitting guild, or waste recycling facility, but may be correctly attributed to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. If anything in the above article has offended you, please click here to receive an immediate apology.

BVBL is not a charity and your support is not tax-deductible.

You can follow the discussion through the Comments feed. You can also pingback or trackback from your own site.

12 Comments

  1. AmericaFirst said on 1 Jan 2011 at 9:50 am:
    Flag comment

    Facts like these are what drives leftists into paroxysms of spittle flecked anger.

    Sort of like when Obama’s total and complete unsuitability to this job is made evident over and over again. It was one thing when the loonies and the media could gloss over his lack of credentials - it is maddening to them to have the world see it up close and personal.

    Here is another which will drive them mad: http://hillbuzz.org/the-golden-age-of-hope-and-change/

    The preening, parasitical pissants for all to see.

  2. Dave in PWC said on 1 Jan 2011 at 2:56 pm:
    Flag comment

    She should be married to Chewy. She reminds me of a Wookie.

  3. Anonymous said on 2 Jan 2011 at 11:19 am:
    Flag comment

    Prince William County, it will be remembered, was home to a significant number of illegal aliens. Its officials, led by Corey Stewart, chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, actually did something about it in response to the outcry of citizens. Though vilified by open-borders types and the mainstream news media, county officials adopted an enforcement policy that
    led thousands of illegal aliens to move out of the country.

    Well, it appears that they might have moved back into PWC. Today’s Journal Messenger has two front page photos hawking the first births in the county in the new year. Prince William hospital has the distinction of having the first born on the west end of the county to a 17 year old latina who needed an interpreter as she didn’t speak English. Potomic hospital had the distinction of having the first born on the east end of the county to a 21 year old latina who also needed an interpreter to speak to the reporter. Guess they both missed out on the English as a second language classes. Wonder hos much both of these births cost the county taxpayers. The rule of law resolution is nothing but a paper tiger and we are rapidly getting back to the situation we had before the resolution took place. One of the houses in my neighborhood in started out with one (1) latino family (husband, wife and 4 kids and one car.) Lately, there have been 4 to 5 cars parked at the house and lord knows how many people are stacked up inside. Yep, the resolution really put the illegals on the run (not!)

  4. benton said on 2 Jan 2011 at 12:16 pm:
    Flag comment

    Oh no your are incorrect. They did leave. We have $140k in savings and housing values are incresing to prove it.

  5. Gone said on 2 Jan 2011 at 11:00 pm:
    Flag comment

    They left but are coming back in droves. I have noticed them in my area more and more, the same old signs from increased garbage all over the place, storm doors propped open, white vans parked everywhere, graffiti popping up etc. etc. etc. I am trying to convince a good friend of mine not to walk away from his townhouse now that his community is once again being over run. He told me that he came outside to go to work a few days ago and someone and dumped dirty diapers in front of his house. They keep parking in his two assigned spots and have been having parties into the wee hours of the morning. The politicians who are beating their chests about the resolution working are very short sighted. They should have kept the accelerator down and the boot on the throat so that the ones who take so much but give so little would have stayed away. Claims that we are illegal free and prospering is disingenuous at best, an outright lie at worst.

  6. Greg L said on 2 Jan 2011 at 11:20 pm:
    Flag comment

    I don’t think anyone is saying the problem has been entirely solved, nor is anyone denying that we see illegal immigration related issues starting to come back. We have seen things get dramatically better and to keep them getting better there’s a lot of effort from Corey Stewart and members of the General Assembly to continue to find solutions.

    If you are experiencing problems, those problems need to be explained to our elected officials and the locations where those problems exist need to be identified so we can start working on ways to address them. Where precisely are you seeing issues?

  7. Just the Facts said on 3 Jan 2011 at 8:40 am:
    Flag comment

    The numbers in the reports cited here are superficial and do not tell the whole story. According to MRIS data, the average sales price of a home in Prince William County was $432,698 in 2006. That fell to an average of $237,455 in 2009 in the midst of the housing bubble collapse and recession. According to the latest datum, November 2010, the average sales price had recovered only to $282,431. That’s a 19% (double-digit) increase over 2009, but look at from where we started.

    If I sold one widget last year and two this year, my sales have increased 100%. Only the most bone-headed investor would buy the stock based on that 100% increase in sales.

    Moreover, the housing market is slowing again. In November 2010, the number of housing units sold in Prince William County fell 24% compared to November 2009, and the time it took to sell a home (average days on market) had increased 11%.

    The recovery and home prices in Prince William County is hindered by incompetent development and land use policies that are designed to serve the interests of the residential developer lobby. The Board of County Supervisors has been dominated by developer-controlled politicians for ages, and Corey Stewart is among the worst. Moreover, Stewart has Peacor in place to ensure that staff does his bidding and carries out the instructions he gets from powerful land use attorneys and the developers who are filling his campaign coffers.

    I agree with Greg that leftists citing the Resolution and other efforts to crack down on illegals as the cause of the housing market problems here are off base. The causes are a national housing market collapse, a recession, and an intensification of the problem locally by a housing glut created by local politicians hungry for developer money, and incompetent bureaucrats.

  8. Robert L. Duecaster said on 3 Jan 2011 at 9:50 am:
    Flag comment

    And to think the Crazies blamed it all on me.

  9. Cynic said on 3 Jan 2011 at 11:15 am:
    Flag comment

    “the average sales price of a home in Prince William County was $432,698 in 2006. That fell to an average of $237,455 in 2009 in the midst of the housing bubble collapse and recession.”

    All across the Land - add to your catastrophe in PW, the destruction of our hospitals and schools. And, then the elimination of the middle class since a great number of these citizens lost their jobs when employers hired and paid lower wages to illegals and these employers avoided paying in full or partially withholding and other taxes on the wages of the illegals. Then add to the “contribution” of the illegals, the cost of their crimes.

    So, all things considered, how expensive was this “cheap” labor supplied by the illegals?

  10. Just the Facts said on 3 Jan 2011 at 5:04 pm:
    Flag comment

    Cynic - you hit the nail n the head. Corey is not going to do anything actually effective about illegals because the developers who fund his campaign want the cheap labor. Why not? They don’t have to pay full wages or benefits. No health insurance. We cover that tab when the illegals jam the emergency rooms. We subsidize the education and other social services. In truth, the taxpayers of PWC are providing massive corporate welfare to developers and other businesses who want the cheap labor by paying for all of the services they use.

    Read Corey’s PWC and Virginia Rule of Law proposals carefully. They contain nothing that his corporate campaign contributors might object to. He’s pi**ing down your back and telling you it’s raining.

  11. Anonymous said on 7 Jan 2011 at 2:03 pm:
    Flag comment

    Just the Facts said on 3 Jan 2011 at 5:04 pm: Flag comment
    He’s pi**ing down your back and telling you it’s raining.

    ……and I can’t find my umbrella!

  12. Mike Albertness said on 13 Jan 2011 at 5:15 pm:
    Flag comment

    I just learned the Prince William County Police Department Criminal Alien Unit is no longer. After speaking to several Police Officer/Detectives, the unit was broken down. Supervisor Richard Cundiff and Michael Crosbie who are in charge of such unit placed the certified ICE officer into different assignments but yet making them keep their certification to deceive the public that the unit still exists. Although the department does have certified ICE officer within the department, the Criminal Alien Unit is no longer. After reviewing arrests numbers it is apparent of the credibility of such information as immigration arrest has significantly gone down.

    The Police Department has been targeting cases that will catch media attention. When a significant case rises, the supervisor pulls out the certified ICE officer from his current assignment to make an immigration arrest. They make it appear as if they have been proactive with immigration arrests and issues. One of their current high profiled arrests was the nun killed by a drunken illegal immigrant. Such arrest made the public think that the Criminal Alien Unit reacted but in this case it was the ICE certified jail officers because the police department immigration unit is gone. One reason heard of such movement was, they were placed in different area of the department to increase immigration arrests within the department. However, if you look at each ICE certified officer arrest record the number speaks for its self; they have a max of one arrest a month if that. In many occasion there has been many months in which the officers has zero immigration arrests.

    Further information obtained indicates the police department has been making these changes to include the breakage of the Criminal Alien Unit without letting the board of supervisor know. They have used deception to make them think the unit exists and are remain proactive by making immigration arrests. They have not told them of the unit breakage and where they have place the ICE certified officers. If the board of supervisor is allowing the police department to do this, what else are they keeping away from the public? What other deceptions is the Police Department responsible for?

    I am looking for more sources to contribute to this news. If you have further information please post it with some sort of contact method so I contact you privately and create a future headline on the newspaper. Headlines will read sort of “Prince William Police Deceives It’s Citizen.”

Comments are closed.


Views: 840