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Alabama to train more troopers for new immigration role

The state of Alabama will train 25 more troopers to recognize and detain illegal immigrants during traffic stops, a program that a Department of Homeland Security official is hoping can be copied nationally. Alabama volunteered for the program in September 2003 and has 21 immigration-trained troopers. Florida is the only other state to use troopers in immigration enforcement. “This has been a very successful experience and we hope this will become a model for the nation,” said Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson. “Homeland Security should be about expanding our partnerships with the states.” Full Story

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