Help Wanted: Immigrants Apply Within

Michigan has a population decline problem. The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that Detroit’s population, the state’s largest city, as well as its surrounding metro area (where nearly half of the state’s residents live), continues to fall. According to recently released estimates, Detroit’s population currently stands at somewhere around 667,000 representing a…
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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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A Brief History of Immigrants and Their Contributions to Detroit

Cadillac Square was home to the Detroit farmers market (1841-1891). By 1880, significant numbers of Italian & Polish immigrants were moving to the rapidly growing city. Photo: UM School of Public Health Detroit has long been a destination for immigrants. Decades before the economic decay, the 2013 bankruptcy, and even prior to French colonization, various…
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