By Julian Walker
RICHMOND, Va. —Some members of the Virginia State Police could enforce immigration laws and play a role in the deportation of illegal immigrants if federal officials grant a request for that authority from Gov. Bob McDonnell.
McDonnell announced Thursday that he has formally asked the Department of Homeland Security for a 287(g) agreement, named for a section of federal law that permits some immigration powers to be given to state and local police departments.
Va. troopers may enforce immigration laws