MIRC Legislative Alert: SB 501

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center Legislative Alert: Senate Bill 501 February 11, 2016 Senate Bill 501 Primary Sponsor: Jim Stamas (R-District 36) Other Sponsors: Ken Horn (R-District 32), Wayne A. Schmidt (R-District 37), Goeff Hansen (R-District 34) Bill Status: The bill passed the Michigan Senate on 2/4/2016 by vote of 37-0. […] Read more »

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities

For Immediate Release Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse Jan. 13, 2016 Washington D.C.—On Monday, a federal district court permitted a class action lawsuit challenging […] Read more »

LLEAD Launches 2016 Voting Registration Campaign

Press Conference Friday, 3 p.m., Saginaw City Council Chambers Media Contact: R. Morales (989) 293-4078, rosamorales053@gmail.com A voting registration campaign kicks off in Saginaw on Friday organized by a brand new Latino organization. The new non-profit group Latino Leaders for the Enhancement of Advocacy and Development—called LLEAD—launches a county-wide 2016 […] Read more »

U.S. to expand refugee program for Central Americans fleeing violence

WASHINGTON | BY JULIA EDWARDS AND ARSHAD MOHAMMED For the original article please visit Reuters. The United States will expand its program helping the thousands of people fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. The announcement follows backlash from Democrats […] Read more »

Waiting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

buy here pay here software Written by Dr. Ruben Martinez – from the NEXO Newsletter Spring 2013 Millions of people are waiting for the U.S. Congress to find the will to move forward with constructive and humane legislation on immigration reform.  Yet, our congressional members, who receive minimum salaries of […] Read more »

Michigan Status Report: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Contributed by Rachael Moreno -MI ALMA Trustees The use of government agencies for political grandstanding is not new.  The blatant refusal by Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to recognize the rights of young people who have been granted a reprieve from deportation established a new low. At the federal […] Read more »

Michigan’s New Limited-Term Driver’s License and State Identification Card

 From Fred Woodhams, Communications Manager,  Michigan Department of State The state of Michigan will begin issuing new limited-term driver’s licenses and state identification cards on Feb. 19. Limited-term licenses and ID cards will be issued to noncitizen Michigan residents with temporary legal status, such as foreign students, visiting professors, seasonal […] Read more »