A Holiday By Immigrants: Columbus Day

Since 1792, Americans have celebrated Columbus Day in one form or another. The now federally recognized holiday marks Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the New World in 1492. Many Americans view this day as just that, a holiday to recognize the accomplishments of a man who ushered in the age of exploration while laying the…
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Eliminación Acelerada: Lo Que Necesita Saber

Imagínate esto, estás caminando por la calle haciendo tus mandados. Eres indocumentado. Un agente de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) o de Aduanas y Patrulla Fronteriza (CBP) te detiene, o un oficial de policía te detiene y le llama a ICE o CBP para verificar tu estado migratorio. No cuentas con algún documento que…
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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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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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Immigration Reform in Detroit & Our Clients

Michigan United, a prominent immigrant advocacy group, held a rally and press conference yesterday calling on Detroit City Council to approve of a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), to urge the federal courts to allow it to move forward , and other immigration reform policies. The rally took…
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