immigrants Report highlights immigrant contributions in Michigan By Katie Cook • Aug 15, 2016 Courtesy photo / Global Detroit 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. Listen Listening... / 10:17 Congressman Kildee on Vassar plan: 'These kids are in danger' By Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth • Jul 16, 2014 Courtesy - Office of Congressman Dan Kildee Listen Listening... / 14:58 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. Young Immigrants Cheer MI Driver’s License Decision By Rick Pluta • Feb 4, 2013 WKAR File Photo 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. Listen Listening... / MI To Issue Licenses To Illegal Immigrants Brought To US As Children By Rick Pluta • Feb 1, 2013 aclu Thousands of children of illegal immigrants in Michigan are now eligible for a driver’s license or official state I-D. Listen Listening... / SoS: No Change Planned During Driver’s License Policy Review By Rick Pluta • Jan 29, 2013 mlive.com 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. Listen Listening... / Young Immigrants File Suit Against SOS By Sarah Hulett • Dec 19, 2012 s_falkow / flickr creative commons Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson faces a lawsuit over her refusal to grant drivers licenses to some young immigrants.