In Michigan
9:17 am
Mon July 5, 2010

Mich. proposes court rules for illegal immigrants

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court is considering new statewide courtroom instructions for illegal immigrants who plead guilty to crimes.

They could be advised that pleading guilty or no contest to state crimes can lead to deportation.

The Supreme Court is proposing two ways for judges to handle it and will take public comment until Oct. 1.

The court is reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that says illegal immigrants must be told of the consequences of a guilty plea on their immigration status.

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman predicts it will cause problems for the justice system.