State Representative Kim Meltzer (R-Clinton Twp.)
(Lansing, MI) — Arizona is at the heart of a national discussion and controversy over immigration reform after that state passed a new law allowing police to ask for proof of citizenship or lawful residency in the U.S. But even though some civil rights leaders are up in arms, similar measures are being considered elsewhere, including Michigan. Republican state Representative Kim Meltzer of Clinton Township has introduced legislation giving police the authority to arrest illegal immigrants if they are stopped for another offense. Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Bouchard, who serves currently as Oakland County Sheriff, is also pushing immigration reform in Michigan.