What follows is Chairman Stewarts response to the High Courts ruling today on immigration
PRINCE WILLIAM, VA – Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of Arizona SB 1070 which was modeled after immigration policy enacted in Prince William County in 2007. The Court ruled that it is constitutional for law enforcement to check the immigration status of people who they stop.
Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart stated: “I am thrilled to see the high court uphold common sense legislation that will help protect the citizens of Arizona just as it has done for us.”
Since Prince William County implemented this policy, county law enforcement has turned over more than 4,700 criminal illegal aliens to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and there has been a 47.8% drop in violent crime.