Prince William County Gets Tough
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.