By Rosalind S. Helderman
RICHMOND, Va. — Law enforcement officials in Virginia can inquire into immigration status of those they stop or arrest — just as they can under a controversial new immigration law in Arizona — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has ruled in an official legal opinion.
Written in response to a request for legal advice from Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), Cuccinelli ruled that police officers and other legal authorities can look into the immigration status of anyone stopped or arrested.
Va. police can ask about immigration status