Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is happy with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a portion of a controversial immigration law in Arizona.
While the court struck down other provisions of the Arizona S.B. 1070 law, it upheld the constitutionality of one key provision: that law enforcement officers can check the immigration status of people they stop.
In a press release, Stewart’s office said that portion of the law was “modeled after immigration policy enacted in Prince William County in 2007.”
“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,” said Stewart in a prepared statement.
“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-percent drop in violent crime,” said the release.
Stewart is seeking the Republican nomination for the Virginia office of Lieutenant Governor.
The Washington Post reported Monday that the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Arizona law. To learn more about what other portions of the law were deemed unconstitutional, read the Post article here.
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