That means, of course, that the state of Virginia is washing its hands of the problem.
It'll be up to local sheriff's deputies and Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials to deal with the growing menace.
Well, you can pretend there isn't a real problem, Tim, and you can try to push it off on others, but you're not going to run from this one. It's your problem, like it or not.
Up to 10% in Virginia jails illegalsExpect this to blow up in our governor's face at some point. And expect him to blame President Bush.
By Natasha Altamirano, The Washington Times
Richmond — Illegal aliens comprise between 6 percent and 10 percent of Virginia's jail population and about 2 percent of the state's prison population, according to a report released by the state crime commission yesterday.
The 13,735 illegal aliens in jail committed 27,148 offenses in fiscal 2007, according to the report. (link)
Leadership, Tim. L.e.a.d.e.r.s.h.i.p. You might get acclimated to the concept.