immigration

This time last year the United States was inundated with immigrants from Central America, many of them unaccompanied minors. Some of those kids ended up in Michigan, but where are they now? Some 350 children ended up in Michigan; 198 were released to relatives, 153 ended up in foster care. (WCMU)

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Michigan Immigrant Rights Center Supervising Attorney Susan Reed says faith-based groups have established a network which helps refugees resettle in the state.


Kellom was shot in his Northwest Detroit home by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer. His father, Kevin Kellom, says the search warrant he received wasn't signed until after his son's death. "They killed my son at 1:38 pm, the search warrant that they left on my table that I received at 7pm in the evening, was signed at 4:39," Kellom says. (WDET)

Michigan United

President Obama issued an executive order last year to shield some undocumented immigrants from deportation. But a federal judge has issued an injunction holding up that order, and Congress is at a standoff over the President's action. Some Republicans want to hold up funding to the Department of Homeland Security. Susan Reed, Lead Attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center in Kalamazoo, says it helps to create more confusion around the issue of immigration. 

  

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says improving services for the mentally ill is a major civil rights issue.

And he says it’s a high priority in his second term.

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