Immigration

Gov., local communities celebrate ‘Welcoming Week’ for immigrants

Many Michigan municipalities are celebrating the state’s diversity and  immigrant population at the eighth annual “Welcoming Week.”  The weeklong event is sponsored by Welcoming Michigan,...

Progressives take aim at Trump judicial pick as ‘Betsy DeVos in...

Updated, 11:55 a.m. with comments from the Michigan Democratic Party President Donald Trump has been filling federal court slots with right-wing nominees at record speed,...

Prior to Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule, state reminds immigrants of rights...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding immigrants of their rights after the President Trump administration’s so-called “public charge rule”...
Michigan's Capitol

Report: Michigan lobbyist spending up 6% in 2019 to $23M

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association tops the list of interest groups and Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI) leads multi-client lobbying firms in spending...

Amy Greene: These women’s accomplishments tell another story of America

Two American Democratic representatives have been forbidden to enter Israel: “What are Trump and Netanyahu afraid of?” questioned the New York Times in an...

Dems decry Trump’s rhetoric at ‘Take on Hate’ rally

Several Michigan Democrats and more than 40 organizations rallied in Dearborn Thursday night to combat the rise of “hateful rhetoric.” The small event of about...
Detained immigrants

State senator wants to ban private prisons

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a bill to ban privately owned prisons or detention centers in Michigan.  Senate Bill 489, which isn't yet online, would prohibit the state from contracting with a...

Susan J. Demas: Trump’s crazy 2 weeks underscore just how much...

President Donald Trump is diverting disaster funds during hurricane season to his precious border wall. Migrant children are being raped, falling ill and dying...

Civil Rights Commission votes to fire Arbulu

This was a breaking story. It was updated at 11:13 a.m. 8/28/19 with additional information. By a vote of 5-to-2, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission...

Marysville council hopeful withdraws after racist remark

Jean Cramer, the embattled candidate for Marysville City Council whose racist comments attracted national media attention over the last several days, formally withdrew from...

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