Loudoun County, Virginia has turned over more suspected illegal immigrants to the federal government so far this year than in all of 2008.
Through August 24th of this year, Loudoun county has turned over 166 suspected illegal immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 31 more than in all of 2008. A spokesman for the county's sheriff tells the Washington Examiner that 43 inmates currently being held on local charges are in detention under ICE custody.
Loudoun and Prince William counties participate in a program allowing local law enforcement officials to enforce some federal immigration laws. Prince William County has turned over more than 1,600 suspected illegal immigrants since July 2007.
Natalie Neumann reports...