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Friday, February 29, 2008

Don't like it.

Something scary is about to start (has already started) in Prince William County. The crackdown on illegal immigration seems like it is going to send the area into a pre-holocaust like shutdown.

From Wavy News:
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - Prince William County police will begin enforcing a crackdown on illegal immigrants next week, and lawyers and civil rights advocates say they want immigrants to be prepared.
The new policy directs police to check the immigration status of anyone who is detained if the officer has probable cause to believe the person is in the U.S. illegally.
Lawyers are advising immigrants to obey all laws and avoid any behavior that would attract police attention, including public intoxication and driving with a broken tail light.
If questioned by police, the lawyers say immigrants unsure of their legal status should not speak without a lawyer present.


I am not a proponent on any level of people being in this country illegally, however this statute seems to drum up in me images of how the Jews were treated in the early 1930’s. The police are apparently simply stopping people who “look” like immigrants on the street, forcing them to hand over their papers. Doesn’t this sound familiar?

5 Comments:

Anonymous AUA said...

"Lawyers are advising immigrants to obey all laws and avoid any behavior that would attract police attention, including public intoxication and driving with a broken tail light."

Now all we need is a crackdown on everyone else and things'll be good.

2/29/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous AUA said...

Err - - and in my fit of trying to crack a joke, I missed what I was meant to say in the first place. You're right, it does sound sort-of odd and gestapoesque.

2/29/2008 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger JessT said...

This is so scary. I've read several stories like this -- where, in the absence of a comprehensive federal (and I suppose States?) strategy, the local communities are taking it upon themselves to "control" the situation. It's just awful.

3/01/2008 12:04:00 PM  
OpenID haveyaseenlucky said...

Nice to see tax money being invested so wisely. Can't have brown people running around forcing me to "push one" or "select english" on the ATM.

This is really not a racist thing though, honest.

/sarcasm.

3/03/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger HomeImprovementNinja said...

So what exactly is "probable cause" to believe someone is here illegally? That they have a spanish sounding name? Speak with an accent? Or just that they have darker skin than you?

This thinly veiled racism on the part of Manassas is pretty disgusting.

3/04/2008 08:49:00 AM  

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