The last thing Americans want in the midst of a recession is another costly distraction that won’t work. That is precisely what America will get if the hearings on Capitol Hill today on the Shuler-Tancredo anti-immigration bill gain traction and ends up as the law of the land.

The saga in Prince William County continues. The county’s controversial crackdown on immigrants, enacted with great fanfare in 2007, is continuing to unravel.

Today, while working families in Prince William County, Virginia filed tax returns in a state with a $19 million dollar deficit and continued to face a growing national recession, County Chairman Cory Stewart persisted in his efforts to bleed taxpayers dry by championing a controversial and ineffective crackdown on illegal immigrants that will cost the county $6.1 million.

This week, U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC) continued to fumble
the facts on immigration the way he used to fumble the ball. In the
latest of a series of political miscalculations on the immigration
issue, Shuler is playing fast and loose with the facts.