Dave Albo Takes Aim at Arlington Over Immigration Enforcement?


    Is Del. Dave “Abuser Fees” Albo taking aim at Arlington on the issue of immigration? I don’t know, but this bill sure looks like it.

    Enforcement of federal immigration law by the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions.  Provides that no agency of the Commonwealth, political subdivision of the Commonwealth or locality, or an employee of any of them acting in his official capacity, may limit or restrict the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.

    Specifically, it seems that Albo is targeting stuff like this:

    Following an impassioned presentation by board member Walter Tejada, and without further discussion, the board voted 5-0 to direct County Manager Michael Brown to formally notify Virginia State Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of Arlington’s intention to withdraw from the {Secure Communities immigration enforcement} program, which Virginia implemented statewide earlier this year.

    This is something that was imposed on Arlington County and other jurisdictions,” Tejada said. “They didn’t ask our opinion, there was no public process.”

    Apparently, Dave Albo is trying to ensure that nobody asks Arlington’s opinion in the future, either. The heavy hand of government — Republican style!


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