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Documents related to the State of Michigan

Rep. Jim Runestad Introduces Bills Requiring Refugee Placement to Become Safer and more Transparent 

Overview of Legislation - Click Here

House Bill 5528 - Click Here 

House Bill 5529 -  Click Here

Move to Hearing with Contacts Doc
Model Note to Get Issues Onto Committee Agendas
MI State Representative Lee Chatfield Resolution

Introduced on January 13, 2016, and forwarded to the Senate Government Operations Committee 


MI GOP State Committee Resolution
Proposed to the State Issues Committee and hopefully up for a vote at the February 5-6th meeting in Lansing:
MI State Senator Patrick Colbert Resolution

Introduced on December 15, 2015, and forwarded to the Senate Government Operations Committee. 

Colbeck resolution No. 22.pdf

Colbeck resolution calls for temporary halt on refugees 

States Rights Articles

States Have The Right To Fight Transformation Through Refugee Resettlement by Daniel Horowitz 

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South Carolina Bills Would End Participation in Refugee Resettlement: 

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States Don't Have To Comply: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine

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Provided by Shane Trejo - State Director Michigan Tenth Amendment Center

The Tenth Amendment Center

Phone: 248 - 563-8250 

What's New With Our Government Leaders?

Runestad RR Bills

Michigan State Representative Jim Runestad (White Lake) has two bills focused on protecting Michigan citizens:



A bill to ensure that no unvettable refugees from failed states are resettled in Michigan under the United States Refugee Resettlement Program until the State legislature has reviewed the vetting process and can ensure residents of Michigan that it is safe for the resettlement of such refugees to proceed.


A bill to ensure that no State funds shall be expended to assist in the United States Refugee Resettlement Program unless the State legislature and the county council of the county where the resettlement is to occur approves the relocation.

Gary Glenn’s Letter

Michigan State Representative Gary Glenn (Midland) issued a letter calling for Governor Snyder to reverse his call to relocate Syrian refugees in the state.

"I respectfully urge the governor to act cautiously and conservatively to fulfill what in the sad reality of today's world is the most fundamental responsibility of state government, to protect the public safety of our families and our communities here at home. We should not rush to offer an open door to the high-risk importation of individuals from a known hotbed of Islamic extremism who security officials say cannot be safely screened to identify and block jihadists masked as 'refugees' who'd love to bring suicide vests and grenades to Ford Field or Fisher Theater or Great Lakes Crossing."



Michigan: Let’s Make Refugee Placement Safer And More Transparent

Michigan State Rep. Jim Runestad has introduced New Legislation to do just that!

Go To His Web Site for Details of the Bills (HB 5528-5529): Click Here