Virginia jails housing more than 19,000 illegal immigrants

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — New data shows Virginia’s state and regional jails have housed more than 19,000 illegal immigrants.

Of the 19,000, more than 5,000 are scheduled for deportation.

Lawmakers passed a law in 2008, requiring jails to report the number of people who entered the U.S. illegally.

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