There will be an announcement at today’s meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors regarding some recent federal intervention into the county’s policies regarding illegal immigration. Although I don’t have any details, the track record of this administration suggests that the Obama administration is likely going to somehow try to prevent any action at the county level to enforce the law and discourage the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in the county.
If these suspicions are correct, we are going right back to 2007 this afternoon.
UPDATE: No additional information yet from inside sources, but the most likely action of the administration is to terminate the Section 287(g) Program, at least in Prince William County. This program allows the county to identify and turn over illegal aliens to federal law enforcement that were arrested for a violation of state or local laws. Since inception in PWC in 2007, this program has resulted in about 5,000 illegal aliens being handed over to ICE that otherwise would have escaped any consequences for their violation of federal immigration laws. Obama terminated the program in Maricopa County, AZ earlier this year as political payback against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s efforts to do the job the federal government refuses to do, to get and keep illegal aliens out of our country.
UPDATE 2: Termination of the Section 287(g) Program is confirmed by a reader, citing an unidentified local radio station.
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