Missouri law enforcement officers could soon be more active in cracking down on illegal immigrants.
A bipartisan bill in the senate would force state and local law enforcement agencies work hand in hand with Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices.
Western Missouri Senator Chris Koster says that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices should not be a problem.
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|Description: "The myth on the street that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not doing anything or will not respond to these inquiries, is either flat out wrong or a myth that exists out of the past when the organization was known as Immigration and Natural Resources."|
Bipartisan legislation proposed to change Missouri's illegal immigration policy would be the strictest of its kind in the nation.
Republican Senator Chris Koster says that the state cannot wait for the federal government to enact a plan to deal with illegal immigration.
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|Description: "Everytime illegal immigration is raised, government officials pund the table for a solution. Everytime a solution is proposed, government officials dive under the table for cover. This time will be no different. But a solution is now available, and our path forward is clear. We should be bold. We should act."|