MUCH of the focus on the illegal immigration issue has been onArizona. We've heard less about Virginia, but our commonwealthneighbor is also on the front lines of the debate.
This week, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued alegal opinion attempting to clarify the authority of Virginia policeto investigate the immigration status of people stopped or arrested.
Cuccinelli found that police can ask about immigration status.
"So long as officers have the requisite level of suspicion tobelieve that a violation of the law has occurred, the officers maydetain and briefly question a person they suspect has committed afederal crime," Cuccinelli …