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Steven Seagal to Fix Nation's Complex Immigration Issues

Steven Seagal has no patience for lawbreakers. He's made this clear countless times in his movies and he demonstrated this repeatedly during his A&E reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman. Despite his outspoken stance against breaking the law, people keep doing it; namely, illegal immigrants. You may say these people just want a better life for their families or you may accuse them of stealing jobs--it doesn't matter anymore: Seagal has vowed to put an end to it. The San Antonio Express-News reports Steven Seagal was sworn in this week as a deputy at the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office in Texas. He will be working full time with the department, helping them secure the US-Mexico border.

Seagal has experience in law enforcement and worked for 20 years with the sheriff's department in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. This was the basis for his reality show, which only lasted two seasons because he single-handedly ended crime in that region of the country. (That, or because of a sexual harassment suit against Seagal that was eventually dropped.)

His work in West Texas doesn't look like it will be televised, however. "It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or the publicity," Sheriff Arvin West told the Express-News.

Seagal starts his new job "early next year." Visitors crossing the border better make sure they have their passports: You don't want to know what Seagal will stamp if you don't have one.

Add deputy to Steven Seagal's credits [San Antonio Express-News via Bob's Blitz]

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