Immigration

Whitmer denounces Trump plan to clamp down on refugees

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office released a statement Friday condemning the President Trump administration’s recent plan to cut the number of asylum-seeking refugees allowed to...

Protesters plan to shut down Baldwin immigration prison before it can...

Updated and corrected, 4:01 p.m. 10/2/19 The North Lake Correctional Facility is set to become Michigan’s first and only private, for-profit immigrant prison when it...

Upton, Amash again join Dems in vote against Trump border wall...

The U.S. House on Friday again voted to stop President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to secure funding for his border wall, following a vote...

Tlaib feels a ‘sense of urgency’ on impeachment

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is having a good week.  The freshman Detroit Democrat has been one of the most outspoken members of the...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Peters, Stabenow snub Trump with another Senate resolution blocking border wall...

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. senators voted again on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern...

Susan J. Demas: What the mean-girl, media-bashing GOP Mackinac confab tells...

If you wanted evidence that, despite beltway pundits' plaintive claims, both parties are not the same, just compare the mean-girl rhetoric of the GOP...

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”...

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