Prince William officials order audit to ensure compliance with immigration enforcement policy

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MANASSAS, Virginia — Prince William County officials have ordered an audit to make sure the police department is following the county's longstanding policy of reporting all people found to be in the country illegally to federal authorities.

County police began checking the immigration status of every person they arrest in 2007. The policy put Prince William at the forefront of a national debate over immigration enforcement. The county has a large Latino population.

Corey Stewart, the Republican chairman of the county's Board of Supervisors, says the policy has been "a model for communities across the nation." By ordering the audit, he says the board wants to ensure that it's being properly implemented.

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