Legislative Alerts

2019-2020 Session Legislative Alerts

Legislative Alert: HB 4083 (“Local Government Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act”) and HB 4090 (“County Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act”)

UPDATE 4/10/19: Despite overwhelming opposition in yesterday's hearing from groups as diverse as the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Sheriffs Association, Michigan League for Public Policy, Michigan Office for New Americans, and many more, these bills passed out of the Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security committee with all Republicans voting for them and all Democrats voting against.  We were grateful for  testimony from great partners including Kim Buddin of the ACLU of Michigan and Akash Patel, a law student and friend of our office.  

We believe it would be harmful to immigrant communities for these bills to proceed further.  Please take a moment to contact your elected officials and express your opposition to them by clicking on the links:

Legislative Alert: Civil Rights Expansion Package

In the last two weeks of June, Michigan State Representatives led by State Representative Abdullah Hammoud have introduced the MI Civil Rights Expansion bill package. The sponsors noted that the bills are designed to, “extend necessary civil rights protections to all residents, regardless of birthplace.”

The bills are briefly summarized below. MIRC supports these bills because the bills promote the full participation of Michigan's immigrant communities in the economic, social, and cultural life of our state.