Brandon Smith has more from Jefferson City.
Governor Blunt announced state law enforcement officers like the Highway Patrol will be trained and deputized by the Federal Government in order to enforce Federal immigration laws.
The initiative will begin with two members of each troop, and will expand later on.
Using Immigration and Customs Enforcement checks, the immigration status of any person presented for incarceration will be verified.
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Blunt encourages state law enforcement officials to implement the policies as soon as possible.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brandon Smith.