Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Michigan and Immigration

This is from the Sunday Grand Rapids Press: "Michigan's immigrant population grew by roughly 10 percent from 2010-14, helping to mitigate the state's population loss and the effects of the Great Recession. . . . The influx of nearly 60,000 foreign-born residents during that time, a 10.2 percent increase, outpaced the national average of a 5.8 percent increase."

Here is what our Republican governor said:

As a welcoming state, we know and value the cultural diversity, professional contributions and entrepreneurial skills offered by foreign-born residents. We look forward to working with our federal partners toward making immigration reform a reality to create more jobs for families and enhance the quality of life across Michigan.