How Trump’s immigration plan could help those he wants to deport

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Read our commentary piece in Reuters about how Trump’s deportation promises could help fix the broken system in the U.S. with the hiring of more immigration judges: Commentary: How Trump’s immigration plan could help those he wants to deport “For those who disagree with Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration, this staffing shortfall offers a slight silver…
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An Analysis of Trump’s 100-day Plan

The 2016 presidential election is finally behind us and the results are in. Despite losing the popular vote to Hilary Clinton by upwards of 1.7 million votes, Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. Something that we are far less certain about is what kind of policies the President-elect will actually…
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Refugees, Immigrants & Our Community

Last week, we helped sponsor a potluck welcoming dinner for over 2oo Syrian refugees, who have been recently resettled in the greater-Detroit area. Our community is a vibrant and diverse one and we are grateful for the opportunity to help a new group of immigrants feel at home. Read a write-up about the event on…
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The Benefits of Detroit’s New Municipal ID Program for Undocumented Immigrants

On Tuesday, the Detroit City Council approved an ordinance to make available a new Detroit municipal identification card. With a 7-0 vote, the City Council set the framework for issuing and accepting municipal IDs. This is huge news for immigrants in the city! Beginning this fall, undocumented people, individuals struggling with homelessness, returning citizens, some…
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Charting New Frontiers in International Law: How Does Migration Fit?

Last month, we attended the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 110th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where we participated in many conversations about human rights as it relates to mobility in migration. The past year has seen some dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility.…
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Cities of Migration: How Detroit Compares Globally

Last week we attended the 3rd Annual Cities of Migration conference in Toronto, Canada. As immigration professionals in greater-Detroit, we already knew that diversity drives prosperity – the theme of this year’s conference – but it was interesting to get a more international perspective on the economic and social benefits of improved integration. Did you…
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Migration and Flint Residents

It is difficult to compare and U.S. public health disaster to Syria’s civil war, but Flint residents and Syrian refugees do share some similarities (and many differences) when it comes to migration. We penned an analysis up on The Monkey Cage Blog in the Washington Post. Read more here. “At the moment, there is no…
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The Usual Caveats Apply: Amendments to the Visa Waiver Program

On Thursday January 21, 2016, changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) went into effect, including an addition to the program titled “Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.” As usual, the new law and its exceptions are causing major debate among  U.S. government officials and could have a negative effect on U.S.-Europe relations. According…
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