State Police Meet with Feds about Immigration Powers

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas State Police met with federal agents to discuss how troopers can screen and arrest suspected illegal immigrants.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim K'Nuckles says regulations will bind troopers to only making immigration-related arrests along the state highways.  However, he says officials are still examining options presented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency during a meeting last week.

The state police has joined about 90 other police agencies around the country asking to take part in a program that allows officers to make immigration arrests.

The program now has 34 other police agencies across the nation involved in it, including four departments that formed an immigration task force in northwest Arkansas.

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