Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Governor Nikki Haley has announced a new task force to deal with illegal immigration in South Carolina.
Haley joined officials with the Department of Public Safety Wednesday morning.
The unit is made up of six officers.
The governor says they are busy working to target crimes such as gang violence, drug smuggling and human trafficking. She says they officers work along with federal immigration officers.
DPS Director Leroy Smith says the unit is also using state laws on weapon possession and using fraudulent documents to help make arrests in some of these cases.