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(WDET) The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear a case next week involving a Michigan man’s deportation to Mexico. Juan Esquivel Quintana was convicted of a crime in California but under Michigan law he would not have done anything illegal.

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Habib Mandwee says he cherishes the moment he became a U.S. Citizen. He says that day in 1986 “was a great day for me.” 


Kalamazoo residents Erum and Seema Shah rallying for immigrant and Muslim rights at Bronson Park
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Hundreds of people filled Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park on Sunday protesting Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The President’s executive order prevents people from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen - from entering the United States for 90 days. It also bans all refugees for 120 days.

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Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he’s proud of the increase in international students during his tenure. He says growing from 967 to nearly 1,900 international students over ten years is very positive for students who come here from other countries. But he says it’s also beneficial for students who get to learn more about the rest of the world. 


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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says President Trump has opened a “much-needed” national conversation on immigration with his order that limits travel from seven majority-Muslim nations. 

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