Prince William Co. Files Second Lawsuit Against DHS | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Prince William Co. Files Second Lawsuit Against DHS

Play associated audio

Leaders in Virginia's Prince William County already have one lawsuit pending against the federal Department of Homeland Security, and now they've filed another.

The new lawsuit demands the release of records pertaining to all the undocumented aliens arrested on criminal charges by the county and then turned over to federal immigration agents in the last 4 years.

A lawsuit filed earlier this year demanded DHS release a report on Carlos Montano, an undocumented alien accused of killing a local Benedictine Nun in a drunk driving accident in August of 2010.

Critics say the lawsuits are political grandstanding, but board chair Corey Stewart points out that DHS has now released most of the information about the Montano case.

"The previous lawsuit worked, and we think this lawsuit will work," says Stewart. "The county attorney is confident we're on solid legal ground."

Since 2007, the county has turned over more than 4,000 undocumented aliens to the federal government.

WAMU 88.5

Audiences Get A Modern Look At A 19th Century Opera

Opera as seen through the lens of Google Glass? Wolf Trap is giving audiences the chance to mix technology with Bizet’s classic "Carmen" this month.
NPR

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
NPR

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.
NPR

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.