immigration

Robbie Feinberg/WMUK

Over the past few summers, Michigan farmers have run into a problem. The Hispanic workers they rely on to pick and harvest their crops seem to be disappearing. The shortage has forced farmers to search out out-of-the-box solutions, including a federal visa program for temporary agricultural workers. But neither farmers nor migrant advocates are very happy about the change.


WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he’d like Michigan to welcome more refugees fleeing war and violence in the Middle East. 

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

The immigration question is causing turmoil in the Republican presidential primary, but Governor Rick Snyder is standing by his staunchly pro-immigration position. 

"WARREN, MI -- The governor has designated this week Welcoming Week in Michigan, an annual celebration of immigration, with a Wednesday convention planned in Macomb County." (MLive)

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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