Civil Rights

Nessel signs letter opposing Trump asylum rule

Attorney General Dana Nessel this week joined 21 other state attorneys general in opposing a Trump administration rule on asylum for immigrants.  Nessel attorneys general...
Michigan's Capitol

Whitmer appoints Fayrouz Saad to head state’s immigration office

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tapped Fayrouz Saad to head the new Office of Global Michigan, which is tasked with leading her administration’s efforts on...

Tlaib: It’s a ‘sign of weakness’ for Israel to ban me

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, said on Thursday that it's a "sign of weakness" that Israel will...

Levin calls for an end to deportations ahead of vigil for...

Updated 2:13 p.m., 8/20 U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) told the Advance on Thursday the recent death of Jimmy Aldaoud was unnecessary, preventable and...

Detroit NAACP head says Arbulu should resign

The Rev. Wendell Anthony, Detroit NAACP chapter president, has written a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that it's time for Michigan Department of Civil...

Michigan Democratic Party teaming up with Stacey Abrams on voting rights

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said this week that she won't be running for president next year, and instead will concentrate on protecting voting rights...
Dana Nessel

Nessel joins multistate lawsuit over federal immigration rule changes

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a dozen other colleagues from around the country in suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over...

Whitmer boots civil rights chief from cabinet meetings, urges him to...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) on Wednesday urging its director, Agustin Arbulu, to resign and...
Dana Nessel

Nessel joins nationwide AGs in environment, gun control, health care efforts

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that she was joining efforts from attorneys general across the country to fight the President Trump administration...
Upper Peninsula

Nessel announces new AG office in Upper Peninsula

Updated 1:17 p.m. 8/14/2019 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that the attorney general’s office will open its first location in the Upper Peninsula...

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