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Gov. Whitmer blocks immigration detention center

February 20, 2019
LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blocked the sale of a former state prison that was proposed as the site of a privately operated federal immigration detention center, drawing praise from immigrant rights activists and criticism from a Republican lawmaker whose district stood to gain jobs. Read More

Company proposes $35M immigration detention center

October 17, 2018
| By AP
A company has proposed opening a privately operated federal immigration detention center at the site of a prison in the region that was closed in 2009. Read More

Politicians visit separated immigrant children at Bethany

July 6, 2018
Four Representatives of Congress visited Bethany Christian Services on Thursday to discuss the care of unaccompanied children and the separation of those children from their parents at the border between Mexico and the United States. Read More

ICE’s presence increases in West Michigan region

Arrests of unauthorized immigrants without criminal records up in 2017.

March 2, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In the past few months, immigration has been an increasingly hot topic discussed around dinner tables, law offices, school campuses and, especially, in the United States Congress. Read More

Former ICE agent pleads guilty in bribery case

January 30, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — A former federal agent has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy in a case involving a suburban Detroit lawyer. Read More

Immigrant, refugee population research won’t change GR’s boyhood image

October 6, 2017
West Michigan is a landscape vastly populated by private, family-owned businesses, the majority of which expect to remain family owned. Read More

Law can work in support of immigration, not against it

July 1, 2016
People say there ought to be “a law” that changes the way that we address immigration. Or maybe just “a wall.” Read More

Local impact of H-B1 visa restraints exemplify necessary changes

May 13, 2016
The random selection process used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to award H-1B visas ends this week on May 16 for the 2017 fiscal year. Read More

Embrace immigrants for the right reasons

January 23, 2015
Let’s be honest. Many of us wouldn’t mind immigrants bursting in from Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands — you know, the people who look like us. Read More

Immigration policy expands workforce

January 14, 2015
President Barack Obama’s expansion of deferred action to include parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as part of his executive order on immigration, means employers across the region should be prepared to administer newly eligible workers. Read More