State Republicans Propose Illegal Immigration Legislation

August 29, 2007

General Assembly Republicans unveiled legislation Wednesday to addresss the commonwealth's growing number of illegal aliens.

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, and Senate Majority Leader Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, joined by Senator Jay O’Brien, R-Fairfax and Delegate David B. Albo, R-Fairfax proposed the new legislation.

Republican lawmakers say the legislation is designed to make sure that people who are tapping into taxpayer resources are in the country legally. One proposal says that when a person is arrested, the sheriff must check a federal database to determine whether that person is in the country legally.

Another of the proposals would require every local jail to have an employee certified by the federal government to detain illegal aliens for deportation.

The third law-enforcement proposal would deny bail for any illegal alien who is arrested. The proposals were announced Wednesday during a news briefing.

The General Assembly will be able to consider the proposals at the next session which begins in January.


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