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Texas Sen. proposes grant so local police agencies can be trained for immigration enforcement


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Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, has proposed a bill that would allow state money to go to federal law enforcement training. The bill would provide funds for counties, cities or other local agencies to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program. The program provides voluntary immigration training for any law-enforcement agency throughout the country that would like to participate. Participating officers train for four weeks at a training facility in South Carolina and receive a one-week refresher course once every two years. Throughout the country, 37 agencies participate in the program.

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