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July 18, 2006

Ga. state troopers may enforce federal laws

Mary Lou Pickel, Staff
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Copyright 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

About a dozen state troopers could be trained to enforce immigration laws in Georgia as the state moves toward implementing an immigration reform bill passed in the spring.

"It's not like we're going to be out there as a branch of the federal government," Georgia Department of Public Safety spokesman Gordy Wright said. "But the trooper who does encounter an immigration problem during a traffic stop would have the power to take action."

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