Two excellent articles concerning illegal immigrants in Virginia have appeared over the last few days. In the Richmond Times, Chesterfield prosecutor, Juan Vega, makes the case for deporting illegal immigrants. Over at the excellent blog, BaconsRebellion.com the author discusses some of the issues around Richmond being declared a sanctuary city and he provides this interesting graph with data provided by the Richmond Times:
Interesting questions emerge from this graph. First, why does Prince William county have so many illegals in jail and so few scheduled for deportation? The population of Prince William county is 451,721 while the population of Fairfax county is 1,142,234. Prince William has 6176 illegal immigrants in jail while Fairfax has 3534. Why does Prince William county have so many more illegals in jail compared to much larger county of Fairfax? Is it because so many more illegals live in Prince William or is it due to Corey Stewart’s crackdown on illegal immigrants? And why doesn’t the second most populous county, Prince William, in Virginia have more illegal aliens scheduled for deportation? Just under 10% of illegals jailed in Prince William County are set for deportation. In Fairfax it’s closer to half of the jailed illegal immigrants are set to be deported. Why the big difference?
What are your thoughts on some of these discrepancies across the Commonwealth? I would be very interested in knowing why such discrepancies exist. What’s your theory?