Prince William police comply with immigration policy, report says

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William County police have been compliant with the county’s policy of reporting to federal authorities any person found to be in the country illegally, according to an internal police review and a preliminary report by the county’s contract auditor.

County leaders were concerned that the police had become lax in enforcing the county’s immigration enforcement policy after an ABC7 report listed it among the area’s “sanctuary” jurisdictions — areas that don’t comply with federal civil or deportation warrants, only criminal warrants, along with the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, the City of Alexandria and Charles County.

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors requested an audit last month. The county police department also ordered an internal review.

The auditor, RSM, found that a member of the police department had given the reporter inaccurate information and that the department has been completely compliant.

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors enacted a resolution in 2007 ensuring the county was fully cooperative with federal authorities when it came to illegal immigration.

County police say corrective action has been taken to address the oversight.

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