South Carolina Enforcement Unit Targets Illegal Alien Criminals
"A new police unit is set to hit the streets in South Carolina to track down immigrants who commit crimes, but its officers will not have the authority to check suspects' residency status. The S.C. Immigration Enforcement Unit - the only one of its kind in the nation - was created by state lawmakers to target immigrants who are in South Carolina illegally and might also be breaking other laws," the Heraldonline.com says.
"But it did not receive the necessary federal approval for its officers to check a person's residency status. That's because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) discontinued the program that empowered local agencies to act on the federal government's behalf."