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Shadia Kanaan says the question “where are you from?” now has a different tone than it did when she first came to the United States from the West Bank. 

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(MPRN-Undated) It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder called for a “pause” in re-settling refugees from the Middle East in Michigan. Before that, Snyder described himself as the nation’s most pro-immigration governor. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A statewide conference on making Michigan a hospitable place for immigrants was held in Lansing Monday. It’s part of the nationwide Welcome Week, which seeks to bring together immigrants and U.S born people in “a spirit of unity.” 


(MPRN-Lansing) A statewide conference on making Michigan more welcoming to immigrants kicks off Monday in Lansing.  

"HARBERT - A "shadow faction" of immigration officials are using a ruse to push Harbert restaurateur Ibrihim Parlak out of the U.S. - and fast, his chief supporter alleged Saturday. Martin Dzuris of New Buffalo, who has been advocating for Parlak during the latter's protracted legal battle with immigration officials, said Saturday Parlak's last day in America could be Wednesday." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)