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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:17

Q&A: Rebeca Ontiveros-Chavez Staff Attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major and — to some immigration rights advocates, surprising — ruling on June 18 blocking the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate a program that offers young adults work permits and protections from deportation. The program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — allows qualified individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children to gain temporary legal status in various circumstances. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 01 September 2019 11:53

Lawmaker cites benefits of issuing licenses to undocumented immigrants

State Sen. Stephanie Chang says granting state driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants is as much of an issue of economics and public health as it is about immigration.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:34

West Michigan immigrant service providers forced to retreat after SCOTUS ruling

recent course of events shows how the politics of Washington, D.C. can have a serious, direct impact on the work of local immigrant service providers.

Published in Nonprofits