Monday, August 9, 2010

Virginia's Attorney General Issues Controversial Immigration Opinion.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently caused quite a stir when he issued an immigration related memo dealing with the ability of police to inquire into immigration status of persons they have stopped or arrested.  The advisory opinion, providing that police may make such inquiries, was issued in response to a request by Del. Bob Marshall.

The ACLU promptly responded by encouraging Virginia law enforcement officials to disregard the memo, noting that it raises some of the same issues and concerns as controversial Arizona state legislation, parts of which were temporarily halted by a federal judge last week.

View the memo and the ACLU's response.

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