A New Washtenaw County Immigration Policy Proposed To Be Clear, Fair, And Supportive

Apr 18, 2017

Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith
Credit Lisa Barry

In an effort to improve "immigration instability," the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will take a first look at a series of resolutions and policies during its Wednesday night meeting April 19th.

Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith was directly involved in the creation of the policies, which, he says, are intended to make sure local communities are secure and stable.


One out of every 8 residents in Washtenaw County is foreign-born, according to US census data.

Smith estimates it will take the county commission several weeks to debate the proposals with community input before anything is officially put in to place.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu