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Sign-up and stay informed! Many people are excited about President Obama’s executive order for administrative relief, but some don’t what it means, who if affects, and how it might affect them, their friends or family. The assumption is often made that only undocumented immigrants benefit [...]
Every year, the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy at the University of Michigan schedules an Integrated Policy Exercise course (IPE) as a requirement for all first-year masters level students. The IPE course focuses on a real-world current or potential policy issue. This year, [...]
From the Director: New Study Highlights Need for Immigrant Inclusion in Revitalization of Detroit’s Commercial Corridors
By Steve Tobocman This past week, the Fiscal Policy Institute, in conjunction with the America’s Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) released groundbreaking new research about the importance and prevalence of America’s immigrants in building and sustaining Main Street commercial retail businesses. While only [...]
By Steve Tobocman Two weeks ago, President Obama announced the most sweeping changes in federal immigration policy in some three decades. Unfortunately the realities of these policy issues have been swept aside in most of the mass media reporting on the issue, eschewing understanding how [...]
Por Steve Tobocman Ayer por la noche, el presidente Obama anunció las reformas más radicales en los Estados Unidos a la política de inmigración en casi 30 años. Su acción para tratar de integrar a millones de padres indocumentados de ciudadanos estadounidenses o residentes legales [...]
By Steve Tobocman Last night, President Obama announced the most sweeping reforms in U.S. immigration policy in nearly 30 years. His action to try to integrate millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents is bound to fan the flames of political firestorms [...]
Hundreds of International Students to participate in retention conference Over 300 international students from Michigan’s top universities will attend the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative’s “Michigan’s Global Future” conference in downtown Detroit on Friday as part of the larger regional efforts of GTRI, Global Detroit, [...]
On the 16th of October, Global Detroit kicked off its new Cultural Ambassadors Connector program with our partner, Upwardly Global. The program takes its cues from Ann Arbor SPARK’s Cultural Ambassadors program, the Halifax Connectors program, and the St. Louis Mosaic Connectors program. The Halifax [...]
By Steve Tobocman On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, I had the honor of speaking on a panel about state and local immigration policy with California State Senator Ricardo Lara and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs at the [...]
Arifa Javed, an immigrant from New Delhi, India who immigrated here some 20 years ago, has completed an exciting new documentary film entitled “Essential Arrival: Michigan’s 21st Century Indian Immigrants”. The film premiered on September 27th in Mumbai, India and is having its U.S. premiere [...]
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