Street Beat: Immigration Issues In Metro Detroit
This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at immigration issues I the Metro Detroit area. First, Mihaela Mitrofan, Director of Refugee Resettlement SE Michigan for Samaritas, talks about the issues facing refugees moving into the Detroit area. Then Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds discusses sanctuary cities and the recent “don’t ask” legislation passed by the Ypsilanti city council. Next, Darren Miller, Staff Attorney for the Michigan Immigration Rights Center, discusses legal issues facing immigrants. Finally, Steve Tobocman, founder of Global Detroit, explains the economic impact immigrants have on the community.
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