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Prince William County Gets Tough
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July 11, 2008, 03:07 AM
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Nick Miroff writes in the Washington Post:
Since the day one year ago when Prince William County supervisors launched their crackdown on illegal immigration, the gulf between the Olivers` relief and Gonzalez`s dejection has narrowed little, and possibly widened.

At least there is one thing partisans on both sides agree on: Hispanic immigrants are leaving Prince William. Whether their departure has improved the county`s quality of life, or pushed its already strained economy further downward, is the new topic of contention driven largely by views of whether the presence of immigrants was a good thing in the first place.

Prince William County is a fairly diverse community that has grown very rapidly in recent years. What I think is important here is this shows what can be done on a local level with determined leadership.