SJR 18 - This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, would require all state and local law enforcement officers to make a reasonable attempt to verify the immigration status of any person stopped, detained, or arrested in the course of the enforcement of any state or local law if reasonable suspicion exists that such person is unlawfully present in the United States. Such verification shall be made by contacting the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Furthermore, any person who is arrested shall have his or her immigration status verified prior to being released.

A law enforcement officer may not solely consider race, color, or national origin in implementing the provisions of this amendment. Additionally, any person shall be presumed to be lawfully present in the United States if such person provides one of the following forms of identification:

• A valid Missouri driver's license;

• A valid Missouri non-driver's license; or

• Any valid United States, state, or local government issued form of identification.


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