Global Detroit Blog
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Sonia Harb, Director of ACCESS on retaining talent. Reposted from The Progressive. McClatchy-Tribune We need to tap the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs and whiz kids. To do this, we should reform our immigration policy to allocate visas for immigrant entrepreneurs and green cards for immigrants who [...]
Today is the second day of our “I welcome immigrants because…” Campaign and also the 18th Annual International Migrants Day, a day marked by the United Nations. Today, let’s recognize the contributions migrants make to our communities, despite the difficulties they often need to overcome. [...]
We are giving away five copies of the award-winning publication Green Card Stories. To put your name in the hat, complete one of the following sentences: “I welcome immigrants because…” “I am global because…” Share your responses via Twitter @GlobalDET, our Facebook page, or via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be [...]
“History teaches us that from every major economic crisis, America has emerged stronger, smarter and more innovative—it’s in our DNA…It’s that time again. We must write a new chapter in the story of American innovation…Many people around the country think that our state is broken, [...]
The International Institute of Metro Detroit will be offering free 8-week naturalization programs both in Hamtramack and Pontiac starting January 9th and January 8th, respectively (click links to view fliers). The program focuses on preparation for the Naturalization Test and assisting with the N-400 application. The program also [...]
ProsperUS Detroit Community Partner Application (Click here for the PDF) Introduction The ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Training Program seeks competitive proposals from qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) to participate as Community Partners in a neighborhood-based microenterprise development program. Community Partner applicants should be based in one of [...]
Foreign grads of U.S. schools boost economy By Eric Cantor | Saturday, December 1, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Op-Ed The lessons taken from the November election may vary, but the one thing we all agree on is that getting our economy moving again must be our top priority. We have [...]
By Jordan Weissmann Reposted from The Atlantic Increasing immigration may be our simplest path to long-term growth. (Reuters) As Congress crawls its way towards what might well be a historic debate on immigration reform, there’s one, easy-to-repeat point our legislators need to keep in mind: The [...]
Noel Night is almost here, and with so many events happening, we thought we would put together a guide of the internationally-flavored attractions during Detroit’s 40th Noel Night. Explore the list below to see how exploring Detroit’s Midtown this Saturday can in fact transport you [...]
Just in time for Global Detroit’s event, The Detroit-China Connection, Oakland County announces an agreement with a city in China that could lead to hundreds of local jobs. Reposted from The Oakland Press. Oakland County officials signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese [...]
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