BREAKING… YES IT IS TRUE!
WJLA is reporting that Prince William County does not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and will not comply with criminal or civil immigration detainers. After months of public debate and citizen input, such a change, if true, would represent a dramatic shift in policy done behind closed doors and with no public input whatsoever.
During this investigation, we learned every D.C. Metro jurisdiction cooperates with criminal warrants issued by ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But, Washington, D.C., Charles County, Montgomery County, Alexandria and Prince William County do not cooperative with civil or deportation warrants. So, if someone with a civil warrant is discovered by local authorities, ICE will not be contacted and that person, let go, which makes these sanctuaries.
I’m working to confirm that this is actually the case. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 11/20: County officials deny that Prince William County has become a sanctuary jurisdiction and believe that the unnamed reporter got this wrong, intending instead to mention Prince George’s County, Maryland. Given how great a job our “mainstream media” has been doing with the truth lately, this is entirely plausible.
UPDATE 11/21: We have gotten word that in fact, it IS TRUE that Prince William County quietly became a sanctuary jurisdiction. Following a budget meeting on Saturday the BOCS went into closed session with County Executive Melissa Peacor and Chief Steve Hudson to find out how in the world a county policy extensively debated over the course of months and unanimously approved by the Board of County Supervisors could be secretly reversed by county staff. If this is not sufficient cause to fire Melissa Peacor, one would wonder what heights of insubordination Peacor must rise to in order to be fired.
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