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ICE Chief: States Shouldn't Follow Arizona's Lead

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Virginia and other states should not follow Arizona's lead and enact strict new immigration laws because ridding the country of illegal immigrants is the federal government's job.

ICE director John Morton told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he understands states' frustrations dealing with illegal immigrants, but that a patchwork of 50 different state laws isn't the answer.

Arizona recently enacted a law that requires police to investigate the immigration status of those they suspect of being in the country illegally. There have been calls for similar laws in Virginia and elsewhere.

The federal government has sued Arizona over the law, something that brought criticism from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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