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Romney Signs Agreement Allowing State Police To Detain Illegals

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Romney Signs Agreement Allowing State Police To Detain Illegals

By: Glen Johnson

The Associated Press

Thursday, Dec 28, 2006

 

Gov. Mitt Romney, who is weighing a White House bid, signed an agreement Wednesday that allows Massachusetts State Police troopers to detain illegal aliens they encounter over the course of their normal duties.

 

Under the terms of the agreement, made with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, an initial group of 30 troopers will receive five weeks of specialized training next year, paid by the federal government.

 

The troopers will be drawn from the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Squad, the Criminal Investigation Section, the Anti-Gang Unit, the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Community Action Team.

 

"The scope of our nations illegal immigration problem requires us to pursue and implement new solutions wherever possible," Romney said in a statement. "State troopers are highly trained professionals who are prepared to assist the federal government in apprehending immigration violators without disrupting their normal law enforcement routines." ... View Entire Article

 

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20061213-1128-onthe2008trail.html

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