July 14th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Join Date: 03-09-07
Location: Memphis, Mi
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Michigan House Bill 6256 immigration law enforcement act
I like it!!!
A bill to provide for the determination of the immigration
status of persons present in this state under certain
circumstances; to allow for the enforcement of immigration laws in
this state and the detaining and transportation of persons
unlawfully present in the United States; to allow for certain civil
actions; and to provide for certain civil fines and criminal
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the
"immigration law enforcement act".
Sec. 2. (1) An officer or agency of this state or a political
subdivision of this state shall not limit or restrict the
enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full
extent permitted by federal law.
(2) For any lawful stop, detention, or arrest made by a law
enforcement officer or law enforcement agency of this state or a
law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency of a political
subdivision of this state in the enforcement of any other state law
or local ordinance, where reasonable suspicion exists that the
person is an alien and is unlawfully present in the United States,
the law enforcement officer or agency shall make a reasonable
attempt, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of
the person unless the determination may hinder or obstruct an
investigation. Any person who is arrested shall have his or her
immigration status determined before the person is released. The
person's immigration status shall be verified with the federal
government pursuant to 8 USC 1373(c). A law enforcement officer or
law enforcement agency of this state or a law enforcement officer
or law enforcement agency of a political subdivision of this state
may not solely consider race, color, or national origin in
implementing the requirements of this subsection except to the
extent permitted by the constitution of the United States or the
state constitution of 1963. A person is presumed to not be an alien
who is unlawfully present in the United States if the person
provides to the law enforcement officer or agency any of the
(a) A valid Michigan operator's or chauffeur's license.
(b) A valid Michigan state personal identification card.
(c) A valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal
(d) Any other valid United States, state, or local government
issued identification if the issuing entity requires proof of legal
presence in the United States before issuance.