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Old 08-25-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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MANASSAS, Va. — Ines Olivia Martinez wonders if her family will be denied medical care. Even her mentally disabled 13-year-old son has been anxiously pointing out police cars amid fears of a local crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Resolutions to deny a potentially wide range of public services to illegal immigrants have thrust two northern Virginia counties into the nation's immigration debate. The measures passed in July in Prince William and Loudoun counties join a flurry of recent efforts by local governments nationwide that believe the federal government has not done enough to stop illegal immigration.

But while other jurisdictions have focused largely on landlords and employers who knowingly rent to and hire illegal immigrants, the Virginia resolutions take a more direct approach. The National Association of Counties says the two counties are the first it knows of to pass measures aimed at denying services.

They probably will not be the last. Officials in several other Virginia counties have said they plan to follow suit, and the sponsor of the Prince William resolution says he has gotten e-mails from all over the country praising his efforts.

FOXNews.com - 2 Va. Counties OK Immigration Crackdown - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News (http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Aug25/0,4670,IllegalImmigrantsServices,00.html - broken link)
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Wow - I lived in Manassas VA back in 98 -99 and it was baddddddddd back then.......

I'm glad and I hope these states and towns will start taking action!!!
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Kudos to Prince William and Loudon for their actions. Too bad these thugs will just go to Fairfax and Alexandria. But it's a start.
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