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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Local Police Arresting Illegals

The New York Times reports on a significant change in the way local law enforcement deals with illegal aliens who break the law:

"Before, the only thing we could do was issue a traffic citation and let them go," Trooper Birmingham said as he cruised along State Road 9. "It's different now."

Alabama is the epicenter of a widening effort by the Department of Homeland Security to encourage states and localities to help enforce immigration laws in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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