Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Sparks Tension In St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-- Fallout from the Supreme Court immigration ruling sparks tension in St. Louis.

St. Louis County's police chief and several immigrant organizations are attacking some St. Louis County police departments for using local police to enforce federal immigration laws.

They say even though this week's US Supreme Court ruling made it legal for police to ask about someone's immigration status, county Police Chief Tim Fitch says that's a waste of his officer's time.

That's in contrast to places like the suburb of St. Ann where local officers are checking immigrant's ID's.

Chief Fitch says county police will not be checking immigration ID's.

The suburb of St. Ann says it'll continue its current policy of arresting people without valid driver's licenses, most of whom tend to be immigrants.

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