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State and Local Round-up

NV: Police to share immigration status with feds – Undocumented immigrants who get into trouble with the law in Las Vegas will be referred to federal immigration enforcement officers – even if they aren’t found guilty of any criminal offense.

NC: ASSOCIATED PRESS: NC sheriff’s ‘trashy Mexicans’ remark brings questions about enforcing immigration law locally

AR: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Hispanic voter increase seen as boon to races  – The mayor’s race is less than a month away, and a significant number of Hispanics, invigorated by the presidential election, made the Oct. 6 voter registration deadline and are ready to head to the polls.

IA: Taxpayers’ costs top $5 million for May raid at Postville – The nation’s taxpayers have spent $5.2 million on the raid of Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville by immigration officials. The May 12 raid on the meatpacking plant, one of the largest immigration raids ever on a single site in the United States, included several hundred federal agents and two law enforcement helicopters that monitored the raid from overhead.

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