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
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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