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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

KCPD wants illegal immigrants to report crimes without fear

Kansas City police had a meeting last night to clear the air over immigration enforcement in Old Northeast, Meredith Rodriguez reports. After Arizona passed its tough new law, illegal immigrants everywhere are more fearful that police are going to deport them if they report a crime -- even though, at this point, Missouri doesn't have a law quite like Arizona's. (Traffic violations don't count, the story notes.)

KCPD leaders say they don't get into a person's immigration status unless they've committed a crime. They want illegal immigrants who've witnessed or been victimized by crime to contact them for help.

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