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Legislators Propose Bill Allowing Marshallese Migrants to Become Police Officers

Megan Godfrey
Rep. Megan Godfrey poses with the proposed Marshallese Law Enforcement Act after filing it last week.

Rep. Megan Godfrey, D-District 89, has filed HB1342, also known as the Marshallese Law Enforcement Act. Currently, state law requires police officers to be U.S. citizens. If approved, the legislation would amend the law to include Marshallese residents who are in the country legally, but are not citizens.

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