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AG: Police can investigate immigration status in Virginia

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Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says officers in Virginia have the power to investigate the legal status of those they detain or arrest.

By Landmark News Service

Much like their counterparts in Arizona, Virginia police can investigate the immigration status of people they detain or arrest, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in a recent legal opinion.
This ruling could be of particular interest to police in the Twin Counties, which has a large Hispanic population.
According to Weldon Cooper at the University of Virginia, Galax has the third-highest Hispanic population (per capita) in Virginia, close to 16 percent.


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