Chairman Corey Stewart calls out Obama Administration for Failing to Enforce Federal Immigration LawJune 15, 2012
PRINCE WILLIAM, VA – Earlier today the Obama Administration announced that they are going to selectively enforce Federal Immigration Law. This announcement will greatly hamper the ability of local authorities to protect their citizens and conveys the wrong message.
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart had the following comment: “I find it both ironic and disturbing that while a locality like Prince William County steps up and deals with this issue head on, the White House turns their nose up at the laws of our country.”
Led by Stewart, Prince William County has implemented one of the nation’s toughest crackdowns on illegal immigration. Since the implementation of Prince William’s policy, which mandates that the immigration status be checked of every individual who is arrested, violent crime has dropped by 47.8%, and as of April county law enforcement has turned over 4,739 criminal illegal aliens to Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Stewart added, “If the Obama Administration continues to pick and choose which laws our citizens must obey, our nation will become lawless.”
Corey Stewart is the Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, having been elected to his first term in 2006. Prince William County is located in Northern Virginia and is the Commonwealth’s 2nd largest county with a population of approximately 425,000 residents.