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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Arlington, Virginia Controversy

From the Washington Times:

Virginia lawmakers and the state attorney general yesterday expressed dismay that Arlington County plans to ignore a new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants in the fight against gangs and terrorists...

The law, which takes effect July 1, permits local police to arrest any illegal immigrant who previously was convicted of a felony and deported. Under current law, police investigating a crime are not authorized to forcibly hold an illegal alien pending the arrival of a federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.

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