Nearly 400 people came speak during Citizens' Time which took place before the Board of Prince William County Supervisors voted on the controversial 'Immigration Resolution' which is seen as the toughest local legislation against illegal immigration. Citizen's Time lasted 12 hours. In the end the Board voted unanimously in favor of implementing the resolution. The resolution requires the local police to check for documentation of anyone suspected of violating any law including minor traffic violations if there is 'probable cause' and it cuts off some social services including elderly care and business licenses without documentation. The debate over the resolution has divided the people of the county and has created a climate of fear, anger and hatred. Many of those who had come to take part in the event waited outside.
- George Orwell - 1984