Va. troopers may enforce immigration laws

Gov. Bob McDonnell has formally asked the Department of Homeland Security for a 287(g) agreement under which immigration powers may be given to state and local police departments


By Julian Walker
The Virginian-Pilot

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.

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