The Washington Times

Stafford mulls home occupancy limit
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) ? Stafford County supervisors said a proposal to limit the number of unrelated people who can live in a single-family home is not directly aimed at day laborers or illegal immigrants.

The Board of Supervisors considered amending the zoning ordinance yesterday to limit to a residential dwelling to three people not related by blood, marriage, adoption or guardianship.

The Planning Commission will consider the proposal.

The proposed “family” definition to the housing code follows complaints by some residents of crowded homes and driveways. Some suspect the crowding is related to day laborers or illegal immigrants, many of whom must pool resources to find housing.

The complaints were made at public hearings conducted this year by the Illegal Immigration Task Force.

But supervisors said the proposed ordinance is intended to muffle noise pollution and address public safety issues related to crowding, not necessarily illegal immigrants.

“Nobody’s specifically linked that,” Supervisor Cord Sterling said.

“When you have that many people in a house you do have health and safety concerns,” he said.

2 Responses to “Stafford, Virginia Mulls Home Occupancy Limit”
  1. Matthew says:

    What’s the use? The Illegals will lie about anything as long as it gets them ahead. What is stopping an unidentifiable invader from claiming to be related to somebody they aren’t? What is stopping an invader from creating a fake name just so they can bunk up with 20-30 other illegals?


  2. stoney says:

    Why is any rezoning law considered against illegal immigrants if it even hints at limiting overcrowding?
    To many people in one residence leads to unhealthy living conditions and overloads city utilities.

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