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.
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