According to the Prince William County Section of yesterday’s Washington Post, there will not be a third vote on the Immigration Resolution.
Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) had planned to use this as an opportunity to get the board to approve a resolution endorsing the updated policy and consider tweaking it again. But supervisors did not want to vote on the controversial proposal a third time.
The article clarifies the difference between the two policies by stating:
In April, supervisors directed police to question crime suspects about their immigration status after an arrest is made. The policy the board approved in October ordered officers to check the legal status of all suspects, no matter how minor the offense, if there was probable cause to think the person was in the country unlawfully.
It seems to be a workable version, there’s no ‘probable cause’ and everybody who’s arrested will have their immigration status checked. So, the policy goes beyond the 287(g) which is still more than many jurisdictions so Stewart can claim to still be tough on illegal immigration but not so stringent as to require the police to inquire about status on noise violations. Personally, it seems to be a good compromise. Of course, not everybody will be satisfied but hopefully it’s something we can work with and move on to more important business.