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Mike Borkovich Biography

Sheriff of Leelanau County in Michigan
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“The person who’s here, who wants to work here, who’s illegal, needs to first go back to wherever they’re from, and then apply through the process, just like you or I would apply for a passport. I’m not one to sanction, ‘I’ve been beating my wife for 25 years, and therefore in the 26th year, it’s past practice, acceptable.’ That crime doesn’t go away. If you beat your wife, you beat your wife.

Because you beat your wife for 25 years doesn’t give you any status with me or this system. This says, if you want to work in this country and you’re not a U.S. citizen, here’s a process and a way for you to do it.”

Jacob Wheeler, “Sheriff Borkovich Speaks on Immigration Enforcement, Cooperation with Feds,”, Aug. 14, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sheriff of Leelanau County, Michigan, 2012-present
  • Owner, Northwest Whitetail Management, 1981-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Leelanau County Sheriff’s Youth League
  • Rangemaster and Head Academic Firearms Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College Police Academy, 1988-present
  • Sergeant Conservation Officer (Gaylord, MI), 2010-2012
  • Michigan Conservation Officer, Department of Natural Resources (Lansing, MI), 1984-2010
  • Michigan State Park Office, 1980-1984
  • Attended Mid-Michigan Police Academy, Lansing Community College
  • Attended Michigan State University
  • Attended Mott Community College (Flint, MI)
  • Married to wife Jennifer for over 20 years
  • Has two children
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?