Hundreds of Michiganders gathered in the summer heat in front of the State Capitol in Lansing on Saturday afternoon to urge federal authorities to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents upon entering the US southern border. It was one of 24 rallies statewide.
WKAR's Reginald Hardwick reports on the Families Back Together rally at the State Capitol on June 30, 2018.
Lansing mayor Virg Bernero called it "a moral crime" for President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA, which could lead to thousands of people being deported from the U.S.
WKAR's Reginald Hardwick reports on Michigan politicians' reactions to President Trump ending the DACA program.
A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.
The United States has seen a rise this year in the number of nonviolent undocumented immigrants being deported. Human rights organization Families For Freedom estimates that about 100-thousand undocumented parents are separated from their children each year. WKAR's Karel Vega takes us to the home of one family facing that situation.
A small coalition of interfaith churches is making a big statement in Michigan. The group is declaring itself a “sanctuary network,” and says it will protect individuals and families on the verge of being deported.