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More ICE action

The Chief of police and several folks from ICE gave a good update on the progress of the Manassas MOU this evening. The ICE program at the jail is doing an excellent job and, from the sound of it, the City may soon have its own agreement with ICE. The Chief of Police will (tentatively) present the proposed MOU at the next Council meeting. If you are interested in the ICE program, the next Council meeting is the 25th (pretty sure about that).


  1. Ice is over rated.

  2. The only Ice that I respect is Vanilla Ice.

  3. Andy,

    I plan to be there on the 25th. I am glad that the City is using one of the few tools available to localities to combat illegal immigration. Implementing 287g and proactive zoning enforcement should be at the top of the list of quality of life initiatives for Council. The pro-illegal crowd will argue that every society has its criminal element, and they would be correct. However, when a large part of the jail population has been found to be in this country illegally, deporting those who commit crimes can have a tremendous impact on the problem. We are talking about gang members and the worst offenders. Perhaps those deported will sneak back into the country, but there is a good chance that they will settle somewhere else, where 287g is not a concern.

    There is no one who cares about the quality of life in this community, who should oppose 287g. This program isn’t about rounding people up off the streets. This is about getting real criminals out of our community.

  4. MANASSAS, Va. — Federal immigration authorities have arrested 34 Latin American nationals at a Prince William County construction company for being in the U.S. illegally.

    A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the workers are from Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador. They are in ICE custody undergoing deportation proceedings.

    The arrests occurred Monday at work sites for CMC Concrete Construction in the Manassas area.

    ICE spokeswoman Ernestine Fobbs could not discuss why the construction company drew federal attention, saying two search warrants executed in connection with the operation were under seal.

    The arrests come the same month a county law took effect that allows Prince William police to check the immigration status of people stopped for other infractions.

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