WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Make your year-end gift now and you'll be entered to win TWO $1,000 Visa gift cards!
NH News
Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explored just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department looked at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.We saw how immigration affects our economy, health care, education system, culture and our current system of law. We also looked at what's going on in New Hampshire today, as we uncovered the groups, societies and little known people who are making an impact all over the state.Funding for NH's Immigration Story is brought to you in part by: New Hampshire Humanities Council, Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, The Gertrude Couch Trust0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff89e10000

NH State Police Reviewing Policies on Immigration

USA - NH - New Hampshire State Police
Dave Conner
/
Flickr Creative Commons

The New Hampshire Division of State Police is reviewing its policies on immigration.

State Police Col. Chris Wagner says right now there is no policy for how troopers should address immigration status during a traffic stop or other encounter.

Wagner says with a national conversation about immigration ongoing, he wants a clear policy in place as soon as possible so that troopers and the public will know what to expect.

“We want to make sure that the New Hampshire State Police is doing what they’re supposed to be doing – meeting the lawful obligations. And making sure that we’re building the trust with the public, we’re building the trust with the immigrant communities.”

Wagner says he has been consulting with the Attorney General’s office, and with outside groups like the New Hampshire ACLU and immigrants’ rights advocates.

He says a new policy for state police could be in place by the end of this year.

Related Content