The Costa Mesa, Calif., Police Department and the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department are among the first in the country to seek approval to train officers to help enforce federal immigration laws. According to the Los Angeles Times, if they get federal approval, the departments will send officers for special training by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to learn immigration laws and how federal agents work. The move has been criticized by other local police leaders who say immigration enforcement interferes with officers’ abilities to solve local crimes. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigcops23jan23,0,2180014.story?coll=la-home-headlines