Va. governor wants troopers deputized to check immigration status
He has spent months trying to reach an agreement with the federal government to train state troopers to act as immigration and customs agents
By Anita Kumar, Carol Morello and Rosalind S. Helderman
RICHMOND -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that he has spent months trying to reach an agreement with the federal government to train and deputize state troopers to act as immigration and customs agents to make legal-status checks and refer individuals for deportation.
McDonnell, a former state attorney general who has helped several localities enter into similar agreements, said he expects to make an announcement soon.
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