10 state troopers complete immigration training

Friday, July 11, 2008 | 11:05 a.m. CDT; updated 4:11 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Ten state troopers completed special immigration training, allowing them to start enforcing federal immigration laws in Missouri.

Six will be used to speed up processing after traffic stops. The other four officers will be assigned to casinos. U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement trained the troopers.

After a gubernatorial order last year, the Highway Patrol, Water Patrol and Capitol Police began checking the immigration status of those they arrest. Missouri police can use a federal database to check immigration status but depend on federal immigration authorities to start the deportation process.

Now, the trained troopers can be contacted to take custody of an illegal immigrant and start paperwork to begin deportation procedures.

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Dave F July 11, 2008 | 1:52 p.m.

We need more enforcement to stop the interdiction of trucks bringing in drugs and illegal immigrants into America. Funding is being cut by the Democrats, so they can gut the border fence and stop the enactment of the Federal SAVE ACT. An army of ICE agents, twenty thousand more border patrol along with massive funding, to supply helicopters, spy probes and other equipment for internal enforcement.

This will include extra funding for police departments around the country, to train more officers in Immigration enforcement. The e-verify data base the Fed's are using has a 90.5 success rate. It would be a major deterrent against pariah employers, who hire illegal workers. Its pennies of what taxpayers are unknowingly spending now. We need 'zero tolerance' enforcement, that will give maximum arrest and detainment of predator employers of illegal immigrants.

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