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New Order Helps Young Undocumented Immigrants

Aug 15, 2012
Mark Bashore / WKAR

A new presidential order is giving many young, undocumented immigrants in mid-Michigan a shot at legal temporary employment.

The "DACA" program, or "‘Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals," took effect Wednesday. The Obama Administration order applies to young undocumented immigrants who arrived here before the age of 16.

Ramiro Estrada arrived in Lansing as a 12-year old.  He would like a job to continue his college education in nursing.        

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An environmental group says Michigan's economy would get a boost if it relied more on renewable energy sources.

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A new program is offering talented college grads the chance to learn entrepreneurialism on the front lines. It also aims to help perk up job creation in some of America’s most economically challenged cities, including Detroit.

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State figures say Michigan schools are retaining more of their veteran K-12 educators, leaving fewer job openings for newcomers.

Despite the noticeable strengths of Lansing’s economy, a number of employers struggle with a shortage of qualified I-T workers.  Increasingly, information technology jobs go unfilled for weeks and months.  Employers and job-seekers alike are hoping a new, multi-million dollar skills initiative—E-Pathways--will help close the gap. 

 delegation of East Lansing-based economic developers recently returned from an encouraging visit to Istanbul.  

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