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Michigan Advocates Kick Off 90-Mile March to Highlight Local Families Facing Deportation

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 reading »

WaPo Editorial Calls Trump’s DACA Gamesmanship “Disgraceful,” While Western MI Dreamer Fears “Losing Everything”

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 reading »

Grand Rapids Dreamers and Advocates Hold Dreamer Mega-Dinner With Local Officials

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 reading »

Undocumented Immigrants In Flint Are Too Afraid To Ask For Water. Here’s How You Can Help

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 reading »

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) Taking Key Role to Get Immigration Reform Passed, Believes "There is Still Time This Year"

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 reading »

Michigan Activists Join Nationwide Push for Immigration Reform

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 reading »