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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Members of Kalamazoo’s city commission say the city needs to think now about how to protect its undocumented residents. They worry that the Trump administration will pursue mass deportations of people without papers; the president sometimes called for such action on the campaign trail.

Frank Franklin II / AP Photo

Many parents of students at El Sol Elementary, a public school in Kalamazoo where students learn in English and Spanish, see the election of Donald Trump as a crisis.


Kalamazoo residents Erum and Seema Shah rallying for immigrant and Muslim rights at Bronson Park - file photo
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hundreds of people filled Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park on Sunday protesting Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The President’s executive order prevents people from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen - from entering the United States for 90 days. It also bans all refugees for 120 days.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Schools has said “no thanks” to allowing weapons at its schools. The district’s decision to bar things like guns and knives follows a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision, which found that districts do have a right to ban weapons.

The KPS board voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of the new policy.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

"Our children are not failures." That was the theme of a public forum Wednesday, February 1, on the possibility that the state might close two of Kalamazoo's public schools.

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