immigration

LAURA MICHELS

Cristo Rey Parish in Lansing announced Monday it will serve as a sanctuary church to protect immigrants on the verge of deportation in response to President Trump’s immigration reforms.


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A history museum in southeastern Michigan is set to unveil a mural celebrating the city's immigrants, despite the artist being behind schedule.

Families Belong Together rally
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Hundreds of Michiganders gathered in the summer heat in front of the State Capitol in Lansing on Saturday afternoon to urge federal authorities to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents upon entering the US southern border. It was one of 24 rallies statewide.


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A Grand Rapids foster care agency that has been housing children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border says they are “traumatized beyond belief.”


Action of Greater Lansing's Mark Brown (L) and Oscar Castaneda speak at Thursday's town hall.
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One result of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration has been the separation of children from their parents upon crossing the U.S. border.

Action of Greater Lansing and the ACLU’s Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force held a town hall in Lansing Thursday to discuss these issues. Katie Cook reports.

 

 


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Officials in Grand Rapids have adopted a new policy that bars most city workers and staff from asking residents about their immigration status, with the exception being the police. 

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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero called it "a moral crime" for President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA, which could lead to thousands of people being deported from the U.S. 


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A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.

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The Ingham County sheriff's office has announced it no longer will detain people with federal immigration holds past the detention period on their original booking charges.

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The mayor of Ann Arbor and the community members rallied for a mother of three who may be deported to Mexico soon. 

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The United States has seen a rise this year in the number of nonviolent undocumented immigrants being deported. Human rights organization Families For Freedom estimates that about 100-thousand undocumented parents are separated from their children each year. WKAR's Karel Vega takes us to the home of one family facing that situation.


The arrest of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials has prompted a protest at a detention center in Detroit.

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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The Lansing city council rescinded its week old "sanctuary city" status by a vote of 5-2.


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The Lansing City Council has voted to designate Lansing as a sanctuary city for immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission.

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