Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

For Saheeda Nadeem, Kalamazoo is home. It's the city where she raised her children and where she buried one of them. But Nadeem overstayed her visa after she came to the United States, and the government has ordered her to leave. In the hopes of avoiding deportation she has moved into a local church.

Kalamazoo residents Erum and Seema Shah rallying for immigrant and Muslim rights at Bronson Park - file photo
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The Managing Attorney for the Kalamazoo-based Michigan Immigrant Rights Center says there are many ways to come to the attention of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Susan Reed says that includes applying for citizenship or a green card.


(MPRN-Detroit) A federal judge in Detroit has ordered hearings for hundreds of Iraqi detainees. They are being held by the Department of Homeland Security while they fight deportation. The judge says holding them indefinitely is unconstitutional.

On February 7, 2017, foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles.
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Twenty seven suspected undocumented immigrants were arrested last week in west Michigan. That's according to a press release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.

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(MPRN-Lansing) The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. The Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.