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A new report examines the economic impact being made by the more than 640,000 immigrants who call Michigan home. We learn more from Michigan Office for New Americans deputy director Karen Phillippi.

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Many in our state are closely watching events in Vassar, Michigan. The community 65 miles northeast of Lansing in Genesee County could become the temporary home of 60 to 120 mostly young refugees from Central America.

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Immigrant rights groups are cheering Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s decision to allow people brought to the U-S as children to get a driver’s license.


Thousands of children of illegal immigrants in Michigan are now eligible for a driver’s license or official state I-D.

No immediate changes are planned to a state policy that denies driver’s licenses to people who were brought to the U-S as young children by illegal immigrants.

Young Immigrants File Suit Against SOS

Dec 19, 2012
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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson faces a lawsuit over her refusal to grant drivers licenses to some young immigrants.