Category Archives: Federal Government

Food stamp aid to decrease for Michigan families

More than 100,000 Michigan families are facing cuts in food aid coming as early as October, since Michigan has opted out of what officials are calling a “loophole” in a federal program.
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Immigration demonstration comes to Michigan

Michigan cities will see demonstrations this weekend as groups across the state will join others nationwide calling on President Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations and keep immigrant families together.

Maximo Anguiano is the coordinator of the Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force. “So what makes better sense: for the United States of America?” He asked. “To keep wasting our tax money deporting these immigrants, policing these immigrants, and incarcerating these immigrants, or does it make more sense to have these immigrants earn their documentation?”

Obama asked his administration to wait until the end of the summer to change the nation’s deportation policy to give the House a final chance to take up legislation that would create a path to citizenship for about 11-million undocumented residents, but the bill is going nowhere.

Governor Rick Snyder has shown his support for immigration by supporting a Detroit branch of Upwardly Global– a nonprofit that helps skilled immigrants find jobs.

As part of a national day of action, demonstrations will take place Saturday in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Children’s advocates take message to Washington D.C.

HealthcareOur nation’s capital this week will host hospital administrators and families from Michigan and around the country for what’s called the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Read more