Munger for NC Governor--2008!!

Recording the campaign activities, events, and happenings of the Munger for Governor campaign.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Immigration: A State Issue....

When folks ask me about my views on immigration, I usually try to beg off, saying it is not a state issue. Plus, I think the answer is long and complex, and I am suspicious of any quick fix.

But, now it appears that our man Mitt believes I am wrong on both counts. That is, it IS a state issue, and there IS a quick fix!

Check this!

BOSTON (AP) - 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."

(nod to KH, with thanks)


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