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…
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