Nevada: Immigration ballot measure proposed by senate candidate

Fri, May 7 2010 — Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

Jumping on a hot election-year issue, U.S. Senate candidate Chad Christensen on Thursday launched a ballot initiative that would impose an Arizona-like law in Nevada, giving authorities the right to question and arrest possible illegal immigrants in certain cases. Christensen, a Las Vegas assemblyman, said he is working on a draft of his Nevada Immigration Reform Referendum and would start gathering signatures immediately, although he is not sure whether he’ll be able to meet a deadline to get the initiative on the November ballot.