Monday, November 3, 2008

Manassas police to start checking immigration status

Manassas to Check Arrestees' Immigration Status
Policy Mirrors Prince William's

By Jennifer Buske
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 2, 2008; Page PW03

A new immigration policy will take effect in Manassas next month as officials try to curb the number of illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the community.

Beginning Dec. 1, Manassas police will check the immigration status of anyone arrested in the city, Manassas Police Chief John J. Skinner told the City Council on Monday. The new "Immigration Enforcement General Order" policy is in line with Prince William County's plan and will be applicable to all sworn officers.

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