A decision from a federal judge to limit the scope of a controversial immigration law in Arizona has raised questions about the future of a similar bill in Michigan. A Republican proposal in the state House would require officials to check the immigration status of anyone whom they believe could be an illegal immigrant.
Maximo Anguiano, with the advocacy group Gamaliel, says Michigan's agricultural community relies on migrant workers, many.
"Our immigrants are out there working hard, and I like the slogan that United Farm Workers are using; 'Take Our Jobs.' If you can work out in the fields, doing this type of work, you can have that job, but nobody else will do that job. We know that," he says.
Gabriela Alcazar, with One Michigan, a youth advocacy organization, says many Latinos in Michigan are concerned about bill.
"I mean people are scared, you know?" she says. "I know in Arizona, I have some family there, and people have just started to move out. And now because of the law begin introduced in Michigan, people are talking about leaving, you know?"
State Representative Kim Meltzer, who sponsored the Michigan immigration bill, lambasted the Arizona judge and President Obama for failing to secure U.S. borders.