by Max Brantley
Why does A$a keep harping on making the overworked, undermanned State Police handle immigration enforcement? Because he knows full well, as a former Bush administration official, that the agency primarily responsible isn't up to the job and he wants, like a good Republican, to shift the burden to the states.
From the Morning News, in the center of a part of Arkansas swarmed by immigrants seeking chicken plant and other work:
ROGERS -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would like to come running every time an illegal immigrant turns up, but there are only six agents covering 24 counties in this part of the state.