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Arkansas Marshallese Migrants Permitted to Serve as Law Enforcement

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Col. Joel Minor, currently employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, is now enrolled in Northwest Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Elm Springs.

A measure to allow legally-present Arkansas Marshallese migrants to officially train and serve in state, county and municipal law enforcement failed to pass the state legislature last year, blocked by a majority of anti-immigrant lawmakers. The bill’s sponsor, Democrat State Rep. Megan Godfrey, District 89 - Springdale, instead resorted to an alternative solution. 

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