Since last year, legislators in 21 states, from New York to Alabama, have debated dozens of bills designed to deputize
public employees for a new kind of immigration fight.
In recent years, UN officials and supporters have spoken of the need to deputize
NGOs to serve fact-finding and enforcement missions on behalf of the world body.
Attorney General John Ashcroft urging them to deputize
local police so the officers can make federal arrests of airline passengers for unruly behavior as part of an effort to curb ``air rage.
Before leaving on his new mission, Chen deputizes
his assistant to carry on the investigation in Shanghai.
The distribution model effectively deputizes
the vast VAR and reseller community, trains them in specific products, partners with them to serve new and existing accounts, and provides a level of market coverage not possible with a direct sales force.