Items Tagged with 'immigration'


Legislators need to rectify the immigration situation

November 14, 2014
As President Barack Obama digs his heels into executive powers and swears to achieve immigration reform before the new year, the all-too-familiar response from the majority party in the U.S. House and Senate is to assert “who’s in charge” and spend time orchestrating new defensive plays. Read More

'The Stranger' screenings spotlight immigration

June 9, 2014
Churches in the region are hosting screenings of a documentary intended to encourage immigration reform. Read More

ACLU names 'champions of justice'

June 4, 2014
The ACLU of Michigan’s first large-scale luncheon in Grand Rapids next week will honor the region’s “champions of justice” and feature a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist speaking about immigration reform. Read More

Temporary employment visas expected to go fast

Legislative inaction means same number will be available again.

February 28, 2014
Congress’ continued inaction on immigration means the 65,000 available temporary H1B visas will likely go fast again this year. Read More

Snyder lays out ambitious immigration plan

Visas said to be at the core of strengthening Michigan.

February 21, 2014
Congress might not be in a hurry to take up immigration reform, but that isn’t stopping Gov. Rick Snyder from pushing ahead with plans to attract international talent and investors to Michigan. Read More

Gov. Snyder names florist director of immigration office

January 31, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has created a special office to attract immigrants to the state — and has named a local businessman the office's first director. Read More

Farmers drive growth engine amid labor shortage

December 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder told a large audience in Grand Rapids this week he supports immigration reform at the federal level — a very hot topic among farmers. Read More

Is balanced immigration reform on the table?

May 31, 2013
American businesses, communities and families are affected by the shortcomings of outdated laws that make up our existing immigration system. But this is the year that it could all change. Read More

What do we know about immigrants in Michigan and the U.S.?

April 30, 2013
Our immigrant community is an asset to our state’s diversity, economy, culture, and future. Any negative message will have a significant impact on our ability to recruit talent, diversity, creativity and investment — foreign and domestic — in our state. Read More

Would immigration reform create jobs and innovation?

February 27, 2013
Being an immigration attorney, I witness firsthand how U.S. companies — including Michigan companies — struggle to recruit the engineers, researchers, health care workers, software developers and other STEM workers they need. You may be shocked to learn that presently there are between 700 and 800 openings for highly skilled and essential workers for over 40 established West Michigan employers posted on HelloWestMichigan’s website. Read More