Utah AG Shurtleff launches immigration strike force

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has launched a new strike force to focus on felony crimes committed by and against undocumented immigrants.The force, which was created during this year’s legislative session and becomes official on July 1, will crack down on drug and human trafficking, the sale of fraudulent documents and other crimes.Shurtleff said Wednesday he wants victims of crimes to come forward, no matter what their legal status is.The force includes six full-time officers who will work with local, state and federal officials. Shurtleff says Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can also be involved, as long as they agree to deport only major criminals and not undocumented immigrants who come forward as witnesses or victims.

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