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Bills that would require Michigan driver's licenses and state ID cards to show certain immigration statuses are headed to the House floor.

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A newspaper review of federal records has found that the number of immigrants arrested or deported by federal agents in Michigan and Ohio has risen in the past year as President Donald Trump's administration has increased immigration enforcement.

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A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a Michigan couple who owned a home where five immigrants died during an accidental house fire.

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A councilman in a diverse Detroit enclave has apologized for comments he made about Yemeni and Bangladeshi immigrants and avoided censure by the elected body.

This week on Current State, we speak with a Lansing woman whose family was affected by Hurricane Irma. Also an MSU professor explains the intensity of this year's hurricanes. Learn how spiders and two Michigan companies are working to protect members of the military. Learn why Charlotte might be cheering for the Dallas Cowboys these days. Plus, the story of buying Spartans gear that turned emotional.

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Some Michiganders are pushing back on President Donald Trump's endorsement of GOP-backed legislation to restrict “legal” immigration. 

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A church in East Lansing said it may begin housing undocumented immigrants in a few months. 


Immigration Concerns May Hurt Michigan Farmers

May 8, 2017
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President Trump’s stance on immigration is making fruit farmers nervous that migrant workers they depend on will not show up. 

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Protesters hold May Day rally at Michigan's Capitol. 

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People who liked Lansing's "sanctuary city" status are upset that the council rescinded the status after only a week. 

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The executive orders on immigration directly impact immigrants and refugees trying to come to the US and those living here already. But the orders are also causing problems for organizations who support refugees.



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A new report examines the economic impact being made by the more than 640,000 immigrants who call Michigan home. We learn more from Michigan Office for New Americans deputy director Karen Phillippi.

Congressman Kildee on Vassar plan: 'These kids are in danger'

Jul 16, 2014
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Many in our state are closely watching events in Vassar, Michigan. The community 65 miles northeast of Lansing in Genesee County could become the temporary home of 60 to 120 mostly young refugees from Central America.

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Immigrant rights groups are cheering Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s decision to allow people brought to the U-S as children to get a driver’s license.


Thousands of children of illegal immigrants in Michigan are now eligible for a driver’s license or official state I-D.