(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)


(MPRN-Detroit) Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city is ready to take 150 Syrian refugee families over three years. 

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Governor Rick Snyder was the first governor in the nation to speak out on refugees following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. And he may have come to regret it as he tries to clarify his position vis a vis what a lot of the nation’s other Republican governors are saying about refugees and immigration.