MEDIA ADVISORY: Supreme Court Upholds Key Portions of Arizona Immigration Bill Modeled After Prince William County Immigration PolicyJune 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2012
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.
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. Chairman Stewart has media availability throughout the day. To schedule an interview please contact Kevin McNulty, 703-792-4640.