Immigration

Levin, Moolenaar unveil bill stopping deportation of Iraqi nationals

U.S. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.)  and U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) on Friday announced that they will introduce a bill on Tuesday halting the...

Private prison wins federal contract to house immigrants in Michigan

A private prison company plans to reopen a Northern Michigan prison where it will house people apprehended over immigration and other federal offenses, GEO...

Detroit rally for undocumented immigrant rights draws 500

Five hundred people marched on Wednesday along West Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit to demand driver’s licenses for all — including undocumented immigrants. Protests also...

Grand Rapids police under fire from civil rights groups for Latino...

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups in Michigan want the state to put the Grand Rapids Police Department under a microscope. On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter...

Keith’s civil liberties and civil rights legacy lives on

“I don’t scare easily,” Damon J. Keith declared once about threats to his life stemming from his ruling in the seminal 1970 Pontiac public...

Rick Haglund: Michigan is running out of workers. That’s bad news...

Michigan has largely focused on boosting educational attainment and vocational skills to meet employers’ current and future workforce needs. But there’s a bigger issue threatening...

Dingell delivers Dems’ weekly address, stresses kitchen-table issues, not Mueller report

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) delivered the Democrats' official weekly address and stressed the party's "For the People" agenda over the redacted report from...

Manoogian condemns arrests, opposes Chaldean deportations

State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) on Wednesday called on House colleagues to formally oppose the mass deportation of Chaldeans living in Michigan. Metro Detroit is...

Rick Haglund: Republicans hit Whitmer by playing up urban vs. rural...

Republican lawmakers who are dealing with a Democratic governor for the first time in eight years have already hatched a strategy to take back...

‘Sanctuary county’ preemption bills spark heated immigration debate

A plan to preempt Michigan’s counties from adopting policies preventing local law enforcement from cooperating with federal authorities is the latest way the nation’s...

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