Posted on June 10, 2008

U.N. Official Cancels Prince William County Visit

Dan Genz, Washington Examiner, June 10, 2008

A United Nations official investigating Prince William County’s illegal immigration crackdown abruptly postponed his high-profile trip to the community late Monday night, upsetting a slate of seven events set for today and tomorrow.

“I write to you with much regret for having to postpone the trip to Washington that I had promised you,” said Jorge Bustamante, U.N. special rapporteur for the human rights of migrants.


Immigrant advocates planned to continue with events marking Bustamante’s visit, saying they would videotape testimony from local immigrants and send it to Bustamante in California.

Illegal immigrant critics had blasted the visit as unwarranted and unnecessary.