immigration http://wkar.org en Michigan looks to attract foreign investment through immigrants http://wkar.org/post/michigan-looks-attract-foreign-investment-through-immigrants <p></p><p></p><p>Earlier this year in his State of the State address, Governor Rick Snyder emphasized&nbsp; his administration’s desire to increase immigration to Michigan. Recently, state officials got news that could move the state closer to that goal. Last month, federal customs officials approved the state’s application to launch an initiative that could attract more foreign investment and workers to the state. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:43:54 +0000 Mark Bashore 53047 at http://wkar.org Michigan looks to attract foreign investment through immigrants Michigan Office for New Americans to focus on employer education http://wkar.org/post/michigan-office-new-americans-focus-employer-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Du</span>ring his State of the State address last month, Governor Rick Snyder pledged to create the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ona">Michigan Office for New Americans</a>. He did so on January 31, and named Bing Goei, of Grand Rapids, to run the office. The idea is to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants in Michigan.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:50:33 +0000 Current State 49570 at http://wkar.org Michigan Office for New Americans to focus on employer education Law prof weighs Snyder's Detroit immigration plan http://wkar.org/post/law-prof-weighs-snyders-detroit-immigration-plan <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last week, Gov.<a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder"> Rick Snyder</a> offered a proposal he thinks will jump start Detroit’s struggling economy. At a company in predominantly Hispanic southwest Detroit, the Governor said he wants the Federal government to increase the number of skilled immigrants in Michigan to reach 50,000 over five years. The only condition is that they have to live and work in Detroit. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Current State 48547 at http://wkar.org Law prof weighs Snyder's Detroit immigration plan Michigan's migrant and seasonal worker population sees growth http://wkar.org/post/michigans-migrant-and-seasonal-worker-population-sees-growth <p>Michigan's signature cherry crop, among other agricultural state staples, depend heavily on thousands of migrant workers each year.&nbsp; Even after a killing frost destroyed much of the crop in 2012, a new report shows Michigan's migrant and seasonal farm population is growing. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:47:54 +0000 Current State 40313 at http://wkar.org Michigan's migrant and seasonal worker population sees growth Snyder Wants “Urban Pioneer” Immigration Visa http://wkar.org/post/snyder-wants-urban-pioneer-immigration-visa <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes a federal immigration overhaul will include more resident visas for people willing to settle in Detroit, Flint, and other cities that have lost population.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:13:54 +0000 Rick Pluta 37337 at http://wkar.org Snyder Wants “Urban Pioneer” Immigration Visa Snyder Pleased Immigration Reform Includes Investor Visas http://wkar.org/post/snyder-pleased-immigration-reform-includes-investor-visas <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he’s pleased the proposed federal immigration overhaul includes more visas for investors and entrepreneurs.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:37:55 +0000 Rick Pluta 34451 at http://wkar.org Snyder Pleased Immigration Reform Includes Investor Visas Current State #5 | January 18, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-5-january-18-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State:</em>&nbsp; Local efforts for immigration reform, Michigan prison breakouts, a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the hometown competitors in this weekend's U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Current State 29775 at http://wkar.org Current State #5 | January 18, 2013 New Order Helps Young Undocumented Immigrants http://wkar.org/post/new-order-helps-young-undocumented-immigrants <p>A new presidential order is giving many young, undocumented immigrants in mid-Michigan a shot at legal temporary employment.</p><p>The &quot;DACA&quot; program, or &quot;&lsquo;Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals,&quot; took effect Wednesday. The Obama Administration order applies to young undocumented immigrants who arrived here before the age of 16.</p><p>Ramiro Estrada arrived in Lansing as a 12-year old.&nbsp; He would like a job to continue his college education in nursing.<strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></strong></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:07:52 +0000 Mark Bashore 22326 at http://wkar.org New Order Helps Young Undocumented Immigrants reWorking Michigan: Window of Opportunity Opens for Undocumented Immigrants http://wkar.org/post/reworking-michigan-window-opportunity-opens-undocumented-immigrants <p>Immigration experts in Lansing are planning a major outreach project this week. Starting Wednesday, thousands of undocumented immigrants in Michigan who arrived in the U.S. as children will be eligible to file for work permits. The program is part of an executive order President Obama issued in June. But the policy is far from being a long-term solution.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 22131 at http://wkar.org reWorking Michigan: Window of Opportunity Opens for Undocumented Immigrants