Blunt touts anti-immigration efforts

Gov. Matt Blunt today is touting his efforts to fight illegal immigration.

One piece of evidence: State troopers have detained 250 illegal immigrants in the wake of a new Blunt policy last August that calls for troopers to verify the immigration status of those they arrest.

"Illegal immigrants should be put on notice that our state will not become a harbor for their illegal activity," Blunt said in a statement.

Missouri, the governor added, is not waiting for Washington to deal with the issue.