In Michigan this week, dozens of advocates kicked off a 90-mile march from Detroit to Lansing to highlight Donald Trump’s mass-deportation policies — and draw attention to deportation cases like that of Ded Rranxburgaj, a local father who has been living with his wife in sanctuary for the last four months. Ded and his wife,… Continue »

The Washington Post editorial board is out with a blistering piece, calling Trump and other Republicans’ attempts to hold Dreamers hostage to their entire nativist immigration agenda “disgraceful.”  The editorial board writes: After all of President Trump’s bluster about his “great love” for “dreamers,” brought to this country as children through no fault of their own,… Continue »

Last week, the West Michigan Coalition for Immigration Reform (WMCIR) held a Dreamer Mega-Dinner in Grand Rapids, an event that brought together Dreamers, advocates, and elected officials in a way that the group hopes will be foundational for efforts to come. Attending the dinner were staffers from Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI)’s offices; Jeff Thomas,… Continue »

We were disturbed and shocked to hear reports that undocumented immigrants in Flint were possibly being denied drinking water at distribution centers, and that others were avoiding these areas altogether out of fear their legal status would put them and their families at risk of deportation. One video tweeted by an organizer on the ground… Continue »

Back in June we brought you the case of Fredy Mencia, a Michigan father who was fighting his deportation in order to stay in the country with his wife and three children. After a rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a petition effort that managed to gather over 5,000 signatures, Fredy has some very exciting… Continue »

A Republican Congressman from Michigan, Rep. Fred Upton told members of a local rotary club that he plans to play a role in making sure that immigration reform is passed this fall. According to MLive, Rep. Upton announced that he “will be part of a bipartisan effort to fix the problem, because it has to be fixed.… Continue »

From Laura Misjak at the Lansing State Journal today: This is the year for immigration reform and Lansing-area activists are joining forces with others throughout the nation to demand paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and ways to reunite families torn apart by deportation. Taking a stand in freezing temperatures on the front steps of… Continue »