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Thursday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem January 25, 2018 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

Decision on 20-story Condominiums Set for Today at 7:30 p.m. — The Fairfax County Planning Commission will vote on a plan to replace an office building on 1801 Reston Avenue with up to 150 residential units and a parking garage today. A decision on the Renaissance Centro project was deferred by the commission in December. [Fairfax County Planning Commission]

New Traffic Procedures at Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride — Beginning on Jan. 29, the sidewalk next to the old surface lot will be closed as the new garage is built, cars will be restricted to one lane into the complex. Pedestrians should use a temporary sidewalk as construction continues. [Fairfax County Government]

Enjoy a ‘Groundhog’s Day Out’ on Sunday at 2 p.m. –The program at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Road) includes a visit to a groundhog burrow, games and the change to make a groundhog friend to take home. Tickets are $8 per person. Register online[Fairfax County Government]

Fairfax County Sheriff Ends Agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — Termination of the agreement on May 23 no longer requires the sheriff’s office to hold inmates past their release date, unless a request by ICE to continue detention is accompanied by a court-given criminal detainer. [Fairfax County Government]

(Flickr pool photo by vantagehill)

  • OneReally

    Fairfax County Sheriff Ends Agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    “We found it expedient to no longer have an agreement that required us to
    extend our resources beyond these obligations. We remain committed to
    our mission and mandate.”

    Oh man where to start.

    • The Constitutionalist

      The liberals have to keep their voters out on the streets.

      • Mike M

        Anyone who is skeptical of your point need only look to the state of California where they want to give illegals the right to vote! UNREAL!

        • The Constitutionalist

          Too bad the New California movement won’t gain traction, I’d be gone in… two shakes?

          • Mike M

            Not to be outdone, ladies and gentlemen, . . . Governor Mario Cuomo! Ha! Falling on his sword resisting! Certain natives are incredulous!

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Do any of you know how this process works? All of the incarcerated have their names put in an ICE database. ICE is free to come and pick them up at any time. Extending their stay by a few days at the end of their sentence does nothing, especially since ICE had plenty of time to come and get them during their sentenced time.

      I’m all for sending every illegal back to their homelands — or any place that will have them for that matter — but extending their detentions at tax payer expense, when ICE might not even come and get them anyway, seems like a foolish waste.

      • The Constitutionalist

        I suppose one would need to determine opportunity cost of releasing them versus detaining them.

        I tend to agree with you about the waste of money, but what isn’t when dealing with the government? They’ve been detained for a reason, what is the cost of their crimes and does it weigh more than the cost of their detention?

      • Conservative Senior

        Remember Kate Steinle! If there was cooperation with ICE she would be alive

        • Mike M

          Hater! 😉

      • Fact

        ICE does not have the resources. Never mind the fact that a typical agent cannot afford to live in the area. Lets be realistic, this problem wont get solved by the government, it will be solved by business working with government. We have a long ways to go.

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