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Troopers allowed to detain migrants

December 14, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Gov. Mitt Romney signed an agreement in Boston that allows state troopers to detain illegal immigrants 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.

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