Feds Seek Local Help on Immigration Cases The FBI begins entering the names of several hundred thousand immigration violators into the main police lookout database. The move is part of a wider FBI push to expand the authority of local police to enforce federal immigration laws in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. But critics say the move is illegal and counterproductive. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden.
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Feds Seek Local Help on Immigration Cases

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Feds Seek Local Help on Immigration Cases

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Feds Seek Local Help on Immigration Cases

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The FBI begins entering the names of several hundred thousand immigration violators into the main police lookout database. The move is part of a wider FBI push to expand the authority of local police to enforce federal immigration laws in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. But critics say the move is illegal and counterproductive. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden.