Rep Runestad working on House legislation to ban sanctuary cities in Michigan

first_img Categories: Runestad News 15Jul Rep. Runestad working on House legislation to ban sanctuary cities in Michigan State Rep. Jim Runestad has begun work on a bill that would ban local sanctuary city policies that protect illegal aliens.“This is a pressing issue in our country given recent current events,” said Rep. Runestad, R-White Lake Township. “I have started work on a bill to address this issue at the state level and to protect Michigan’s hard working men and women.Sanctuary cities are cities that adopt policies that prohibit employees from notifying federal authorities of illegal aliens living in their communities. These policies alter the distinction between legal resident aliens and illegal aliens, which in some instances results in non-U.S. citizens being eligible for government benefits.Runestad adds that the legislation he is working on focuses on illegal aliens, not the many citizens who enter this country under legal means.“Immigration has been at the forefront of many national conversations and after recent events in San Francisco it is paramount we have protections against illegal aliens, especially those who continue to break the law once they have entered this country illegally.”A request for legislation has been submitted and a draft is expected back soon. Rep. Runestad plans to introduce his legislation as soon as the draft is finished.last_img

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