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Border States Advising Indiana To Avoid Arizona-Like Immigration Laws

Last updated on Thursday, April 28, 2011

(UNDATED) - Law enforcement leaders from border states are warning states like Indiana not to take on illegal immigration laws like Arizona.

Members of the Law Enforcement Engagement Initiative say such laws will do more harm than good.

Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo says now is not a time for law enforcement to take on additional responsibilities when resources are becoming scarce.

Last week, congress voted to funding for public safety programs.

Law enforcement leaders say attention to immigration ultimately takes away from their primary function of fighting crime.

Proposed legislation in Indiana is still in conference committee and has not come to a final vote.

Legislation similar to Arizona's law is also being considered in Florida and Alabama.

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