"The Syrian civil engineer whose story of escaping his war-torn homeland to resettle in Michigan caught the attention of President Barack Obama will be a special guest of the president during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the White House announced Sunday." (Detroit News)

Governor Ricky Snyder wants the Council of Governors to review security procedures for processing refugees to make sure Michigan citizens are being protected. The council makes recommendations to the federal government on matters of security and homeland defense. Earlier this month, Snyder asked for a pause on refugee immigration in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris. (MLive)


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

Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Activists have delivered thousands of signatures to Gov. Rick Snyder urging him to welcome more Syrian refugees. 

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.