Arlington Condemns Region’s Immigrant Crackdown

Arlington Condemns Region’s Immigrant Crackdown

By Kirstin Downey
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 19, 2007; Page B04

The Arlington County Board yesterday strongly rebuked elected officials elsewhere in Northern Virginia who are clamping down on illegal immigrants, saying such efforts are “politically inspired,” “irresponsible” and “punitive.”

The five board members, all Democrats, unanimously backed a resolution calling on elected officials elsewhere to “promote the integration of immigrants” instead of enacting rules they said would be divisive.

Now here’s a story I can agree with.

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