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Immigration Features

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As Michigan immigrants struggle to get healthcare, nonprofits fill the gaps

Understanding the healthcare system can be difficult for many who grew up in the United States speaking English. But for immigrants, challenges to receiving and understanding good care are exponentially greater.

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Rapid Blog: Attorney Belinda Orozco's passion to serve unaccompanied migrant children

Belinda Orozco, Staff Attorney with Michigan Immigrant Rights Center’s Grand Rapids office, speaks about her own experience separated from her family while in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

refugee

Diversity is our strength: GR receives grant to create welcoming task force for new Americans

New American Economy and Welcoming America recently awarded the City of Grand Rapids with a matching $12,500 grant to create a welcoming task force dedicated to researching the best ways to support new Americans in our community.

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New study reveals economic impact of immigrants and refugees in Kent County

Kent County’s 50,176 immigrants contributed $3.3 billion to the county’s gross domestic product in 2016. Here's how these community members are making a huge impact on the local economy.

DACA

DACA: A personal view from here to Washington

Rapid Growth's Publisher Tommy Allen sat down to speak with two Dreamers whose lives will be upended along with the estimated 800,000 other Dreamers if DACA is not renewed. 
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