"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. 

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

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. 

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West Michigan Congress Fred Upton says Paul Ryan is best equipped to become the new Speaker of the House. But it’s not clear right now if the Wisconsin Republican wants the job. 

Farmer Arturo Pendoja talking with Kyle Mead, ground water technician with the Van Buren Conservation District
Robbie Feinberg, WMUK

This week, we’ve been looking at the changing lives of Hispanic workers in Michigan’s fields. Many are leaving the fields entirely. But others are stepping into a new agricultural role: farm owner. From 2007 to 2012, the number of Hispanic farmers in Michigan has increased by nearly 10 percent. For years, they've faced discrimination and cultural barriers. But now, one man in Southwest Michigan is trying to bring them together.